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.
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- COMM 305: Theories of Communication
- COMM 470: Topics on Health Communication (Communication in Health Organizations)
- COMM 471: Media, Health, and Medicine
- COMM 616:Topics in Communication Research Method (Social Network Analytics)
- COMM 670: Seminar in Health Communication (Culture and Health Communication)
Vice President, Chinese Communication Association (http://cca1.org/).
- Tang, L., Liu, W., Thomas, B., Tran, M., Zou, W., Zhang, X., & Zhi, D. (2021). Texas public agencies’ tweets and public engagement during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Natural language processing approach. Journal of Medical Internet Research: Public Health and Surveillance. 7(4): e26720. http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/26720 [Full text]
- York, F. & Tang, L. (2021). “Picture me heart disease free”: Understand the cardiovascular disease experiences of African Americans through a culture-centered approach. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 49(3): 247-266. https://doi.org/10.1080/00909882.2021.1912377 [Full text]
- Tang, L., Fujimoto, K., Amith, M., Cunningham, R., Costantini, R.A., York, F., Xiang, G., Boom, J., & Tao, C. (2021). “Down the rabbit hole” of vaccine misinformation on YouTube: Network exposure study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23(1): e23262. https://www.jmir.org/2021/1/e23262 [Full text]
- Tang, L. & Zou, W. (2021). Health information consumption under COVID-19 lockdown: An interview study of residents of Hubei Province, China. Health Communication, 36(1): 74-80. https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2020.1847447 [Full text]
- 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(12), 1375-1380. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2018.05.019 [Full text]
- 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