November 24, 2020
COMM students tackle Covid-19 Misinformation with Facts
As the defining event of 2020, the pandemic has generated countless news articles and health prevention messages, including misinformation. The students in COMM 460 and 305 tackled ‘fake news’ and effective prevention facts about COVID-19.
October 14, 2020
Media and Mental Health Communication During COVID
Health communication researcher Sebastian Scherr studies how people engage with social media – specifically mental health messaging – and how the media is structured to respond to users. At a time when many students are reporting feeling anxious and overwhelmed, Scherr said it is important to raise awareness of the mental health resources available to Texas A&M students.
September 12, 2019
Social Media Key to Public Health, Monitoring Disease Outbreak
The rise of social media in the past decade has created a more efficient way to identify disease outbreak through media platforms such as Twitter. Texas A&M health communication expert Dr. Lu Tang and her team work together to identify health behaviors, beliefs and attitudes on social media during disease outbreaks.