Research Focus: Communication technology, social
networks, health and wellness
My research and teaching interests include communication technology, social networks, health promotion and social change. I am particularly interested in the use of network influence and new media to improve the well-being of individuals, groups, and societies at large. Here are three of my sub-areas:
I have contributed to interdisciplinary projects funded by the National Institute of Health, National Science Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Anneberg Foundation among others.
From 2014 to 2015, I also served as the International Communication Association conference theme chair and the editor of the theme book on Communication and "The Good Life."