- Areas of Speciality
- Health Communication
- BLTN 209D
- Professional Links
Dr. Lu Tang conducts research on: (1) Culture and health communication, i.e. how stigma is constructed and how culture affects different health communication processes such as social support and physician-patient communication, and (2) Social media and health communication. i.e. how illness, health, and medicine is discussed on social media and its effects on health knowledge, beliefs, attitudes and behaviors.
- COMM 305: Theories of Communication
- COMM 470: Topics on Health Communication (Communication in Health Organizations)
- COMM 471: Media, Health, and Medicine
- COMM 670 Seminar in Health Communication (Culture and Health Communication)
Chair, Finance Committee of Chinese Communication Association (http://cca1.org/).
- Tang, L., Meadows, C.Z., & Li, H. (2019). How gay men’s wives in China practice co-cultural communication: Culture, identity, and sensemaking. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication. Published online first. doi: 10.1080/17513057.2019.1569252
- Tang, L., Bie, B., Zhi, D. (2018). Tweeting about measles during an outbreak: A semantic network approach to the framing of emerging infectious diseases. American Journal of Infection Control, 46, 1375-1380. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2018.05.019
- Du, J., Tang, L., Xiang, Y., Zhi, D., Xu, J., Song, H-I., & Tao, C. (2018). Public perception analysis of Tweets during the 2015 measles outbreak using a neural network model. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 20(7), e236.
- Tang, L., & Guan, M. (2018). Rise of health consumerism in China and its effects on physician’s professional identity and physician-patient relationship. Health Communication, 33, 636-642. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2017.1290015.
- Tang, L., Zhu, R., & Zhang, X. (2016). Postpartum depression and social support in China: A cultural perspective. Journal of Health Communication, 21, 1055-1061. doi: 10.1080/10810730.2016.1204384