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Janet Yang

Department of Communication, Associate Professor

Research Focus: Science, Health, Environmental, and Risk Communication


Contact Information

329 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone: (716) 645-1169

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My research centers on the communication of risk information related to science, health, and environmental issues. I am particularly interested in how cognitive and affective evaluations of risk influence individuals’ decision making. Much of my research focuses on social cognitive variables that influence information seeking and processing, health decision making, and public perception of environmental and health risks. My research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.