Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles 

​Note: Unless otherwise indicated, first author is the author with intellectual leadership on jointly authored papers and also the corresponding author; # denotes undergraduate, graduate, or post-doctoral co-authors professor Nan mentored at time research was conducted; ISI Web of Science 5-year (2010-2014) impact factor in parenthesis. Full-texts for some of the papers are available on ResearchGate.

  1. Nan, X. & #Qin, Y. (in press). How thinking about the future affects our decisions in the present: Effects of time orientation and episodic future thinking on responses to health warning messages. Human Communication Research.

  2. Nan, X., #Daily, K., #Richards, A., Holt, C., Wang, M., Tracy, K., & #Qin, Y. (revise and resubmit). The role of trust in health information from medical authorities in accepting the HPV vaccine among African American parents. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics.

  3. #Iles, I., Nan, X., #Ma, Z., Feldman, R., Butler, J., Wang, M., & Zhao, X. (in press). Self-affirmation and defensive processing of graphic cigarette warning labels among African Americans. Health Education Journal.

  4. Yang, B. & Nan, X. (in press). Influence of norm-based messages on college students’ binge drinking intentions: Considering norm type, regulatory mode, and level of alcohol consumption. Health Communication. [1.686]

  5. Nan, X., #Daily, K., #Richards, A., & Holt, C. (in press). Parental support for HPV vaccination mandates among African Americans: The impact of message framing and consideration of future consequences. Health Communication. [1.686]

  6. Nan, X., #Daily, K., & #Qin, Y. (in press). Relative persuasiveness of gain- vs. loss-framed messages: A review of theoretical perspectives and developing an integrative framework. Review of Communication.

  7. #Ma, Z., Nan, X., #Qin, Y., & Zhou, P. (in press). Using narrative persuasion to promote positive attitudes toward depression in different cultural contexts. Health Education.

  8. #Ma, Z., & Nan, X. (in press). Role of narratives in promoting mental illnesses acceptance. Atlantic Journal of Communication.

  9. #Jun, J., & Nan, X. (in press). Determinants of cancer screening disparities among Asian Americans: A systematic review of public health surveys. Journal of Cancer Education. [1.191]

  10. #Ma, Z., & Nan, X. (in press). Positive facts, negative stories: Message framing as a moderator of narrative persuasion in anti-smoking communication. Health Communication. [1.686]

  11. #Kim, J., & Nan, X. (in press). Temporal framing effects differ for narrative vs. non-narrative messages: The case of promoting HPV vaccination. Communication Research. [3.581]

  12. #Ma, Z., & Nan, X. (2018). Friends don't let friends smoke: How story-telling and social distance influence nonsmokers' responses to anti-smoking messages. Health Communication, 33, 887-895. [1.686] – Featured in CDC’s Health Communication Science Digest

  13. #Kim, J., & Nan, X. (2018). The effects of consideration of future consequences on HPV vaccine-related attitudes and Intentions. Journal of Public Relations, 22, 1-21

  14. #Jun, J., & Nan, X. (2018). Asian Americans’ cancer information seeking, fatalistic belief, and perceived risk: Current status and relationships with cancer prevention and detection behaviors. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, 11, 137-159.

  15. #Jun, J., & Nan, X. (2017). Comparative risk assessment and cessation information seeking among smokeless tobacco users. Addictive Behaviors, 80, 14-21.

  16. #Iles, I., Nan, X., & Verrill, L. (2017). Nutrient content claims: How they impact perceived healthfulness of fortified snack foods and the moderating effects of nutrition facts labels. Health Communication, 33, 1308-1316. [1.686] – Featured in CDC’s Health Communication Science Digest

  17. #Yang, B., Nan, X., & #Zhao, X. (2017). Persuasiveness of anti-smoking messages: Self-construal and message focus. Health Education, 117, 398-413.

  18. #Futerfas, M., & Nan, X. (2017). Role of humor in the persuasiveness of entertainment narratives on unprotected sexual behavior. Journal of Health Communication, 22, 312-318. [2.382]

  19. #Iles, I., & Nan, X. (2017). It's no laughing matter: An exploratory study of the use of ironic versus sarcastic humor in health-related advertising messages. Health Marketing Quarterly, 34, 187-201.

  20. Nan, X. (2017). Influence of incidental discrete emotions on health risk perception and persuasion. Health Communication, 32, 721-729. [1.686]

  21. Nan, X., #Futerfas, M., & #Ma, Z. (2017). Role of narrative perspective and modality in the persuasiveness of public service advertisements promoting HPV vaccination. Health Communication, 32, 320-328. [1.686] – Featured in CDC’s Health Communication Science Digest

  22. Nan, X., Verrill, L. & #Iles, I. (2017). “As Much Calcium as a Glass of Milk!” Understanding American consumers’ preferences for fortified foods. Journal of Food Products Marketing, 23, 24-41.

  23. Nan, X., Verrill, L. & #Kim, J. (2016). Mapping sources of food safety information for U.S. consumers: Findings from a national survey. Health Communication, 32, 356-365. [1.686]

  24. #Kim, J., & Nan, X. (2016). Effects of consideration of future consequences and temporal framing on acceptance of the HPV vaccine among young adults. Health Communication, 31, 1089-1096. [1.686] – Featured in CDC’s Health Communication Science Digest

  25. #Zhao, X., & Nan, X. (2016). Influence of absolute and comparative risk perceptions on cervical cancer screening and the mediating role of cancer worry. Journal of Health Communication, 21, 100-108. [2.382]

  26. Nan, X., & Zhao, X. (2016). The mediating role of perceived descriptive and injunctive norms in the effects of media messages on youth smoking. Journal of Health Communication, 21, 56-66. [2.382]

  27. Nan, X., #Madden, K., #Richards, A., Holt, C., Wang, M., & Tracy, K. (2015). Message framing, perceived susceptibility, and intentions to vaccinate one’s child against HPV among African American parents. Health Communication, 31, 798-805. [1.686] – Featured in CDC’s Health Communication Science Digest

  28. #Madden, K., Nan, X., & #Briones, R. (2015). Analysis of HPV vaccine information on influential blog sites: A snapshot amid the 2011 Republican presidential primary debates. Atlantic Journal of Communication, 23, 159-177.

  29. #Kim, J., & Nan, X. (2015). Consideration of future consequences and HPV vaccine uptake among young adults. Journal of Health Communication, 20, 1033-1040. [2.382] – Featured in CDC’s Health Communication Science Digest

  30. Zhao, X., Nan, X., #Iles, I. & #Yang, B. (2015). Temporal framing and consideration of future consequences: Effects on smokers’ and at-risk nonsmokers’ responses to cigarette health warnings. Health Communication, 30, 175-185. [1.686]

  31. Nan, X., Zhao, X., #Yang, B., & #Iles, I. (2015). Effectiveness of cigarette warning labels: Exploring the impact of graphics, message framing, and temporal framing. Health Communication, 30, 81-89. [1.686] – Featured in CDC’s Health Communication Science Digest

  32. Nan, X., & #Madden, K. (2015). Biased assimilation and need for closure: Examining the effects of mixed blogs on vaccine-related beliefs. Journal of Health Communication, 20, 462-471. [2.382] – Featured in CDC’s Health Communication Science Digest

  33. Nan, X., Dahlstrom, M., #Richards, A., & Rangarajan, S. (2015). Influence of evidence type and narrative type on HPV risk perception and intention to obtain the HPV vaccine. Health Communication, 30, 301-308. [1.686] – Featured in CDC’s Health Communication Science Digest

  34. #Abril, E. P., #Binder, A., Nan, X., #Nevar, P., & Rojas, H. (2014). Persuasion and affect in the framing of poverty: An experiment on goal framing. Signo y Pensamiento, 33, 51-68.

  35. Zhao, X., Nan, X., #Yang, B., & #Iles, I. (2014). Effect of cigarette warning labels on smokers: The role of graphics, framing, and identity. Health Education, 104, 101-117. (Nan contributed 30% of work) – Emerald Literati Network Award for Excellence for Highly Recommended Paper

  36. Nan, X., & #Madden, K. (2014). The role of cultural worldviews and message framing in shaping public opinions toward the HPV vaccination mandate. Human Communication Research, 40, 30-54. [3.167]

  37. Nan, X., Zhao, X., & #Briones, R. (2014). Parental cancer beliefs and trust in health information from medical authorities as predictors of HPV vaccine acceptability. Journal of Health Communication, 19, 100-114. [2.382] – Featured in CDC’s Health Communication Science Digest

  38. Nan, X., & #Kim, J. (2014). Predicting H1N1 vaccine uptake and H1N1-related health beliefs: The role of individual difference in consideration of future consequences. Journal of Health Communication, 19, 376-388. [2.382]

  39. Nan, X., #Briones, R., #Shen, H., #Jiang, H., & #Zhang, A. (2013). A current appraisal of health- and nutrition-related claims in magazine food advertisements. Journal of Health Communication, 18, 263-277. [2.382] – Featured in CDC’s Health Communication Science Digest

  40. Nan, X. (2013). Perceived source credibility and advertising persuasiveness: Moderators and psychological processes. Journal of Current Issues and Research in Advertising, 34, 195-211.

  41. Nan, X., & #Madden, K. (2012). HPV vaccine information in the blogosphere: How positive and negative blogs influence vaccine-related risk perceptions, attitudes, and behavioral intentions. Health Communication, 27, 829-836. [1.686]

  42. O’Keefe, D., & Nan, X. (2012). The relative persuasiveness of gain- and loss-framed messages for promoting vaccination: A meta-analytic review. Health Communication, 27, 776-783. [1.686]

  43. Nan, X., & Zhao, X. (2012). When does self-affirmation reduce biased processing of anti-smoking messages? Communication Studies, 63, 482-497.

  44. Nan, X. (2012). Relative persuasiveness of gain- vs. loss-framed human papillomavirus vaccination messages for the present-minded and future-minded. Human Communication Research, 38, 72-94. [3.167]

  45. #Madden, K., Nan, X., #Briones, R., & Waks, L. (2012). Sorting through search results: A content analysis of HPV vaccine information online. Vaccine, 30, 3741-3746. [3.338] – Featured in CDC’s Health Communication Science Digest

  46. Nan, X., Xie, B., & #Madden, K. (2012). Acceptability of the H1N1 vaccine among older adults: The interplay of message framing and perceived vaccine safety and efficacy. Health Communication, 27, 559-568. [1.686] – Featured in CDC’s Health Communication Science Digest

  47. #Briones, R., Nan, X., #Madden, K., & Waks, L. (2012). When vaccines go viral: An analysis of HPV vaccine coverage on YouTube. Health Communication, 27, 478-485. [1.686] – Featured in CDC’s Health Communication Science Digest

  48. Nan, X. (2012). Communicating to young adults about HPV vaccination: Consideration of message framing, motivation, and gender. Health Communication, 27, 10-18. [1.686]

  49. Nan, X., #Underhill, J., #Jiang, H., #Shen, H., & #Kuch, B. (2012). Risk, efficacy, and seeking of general, breast, and prostate cancer information. Journal of Health Communication, 17, 199-211. [2.382]

  50. Nan, X. (2011). Influence of television viewing and sensation seeking on adolescents’ unrealistic perceptions about smoking and smokers: Evidence from a national survey. Mass Communication and Society, 14, 643-665. [1.205]

  51. Nan, X. (2011). Influence of incidental affect and message framing on persuasion: The case of promoting sun protection behaviors. International Public Health Journal, 3, 111-121. (Reprinted in M. Lemal & J. Merrick (Eds.), Health risk communication. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, 2012.)

  52. Zhao, X., & Nan, X. (2010). Influence of self-affirmation on responses to gain- vs. loss-framed anti-smoking messages. Human Communication Research, 4, 493-511. [3.167]

  53. Sar, S., Nan, X., & Myers, J. (2010). The effects of mood on advertising memory and evaluations under a competitive versus non-competitive context. Journal of Current Issues and Research in Advertising, 32, 1-9.

  54. Nan, X., & Zhao, X. (2010). The influence of liking for anti-smoking PSAs on adolescents’ smoking-related behavioral intentions. Health Communication, 25, 459-469. [1.686]

  55. Nan, X. (2009). Emotional responses to televised PSAs and their influence on persuasion: An investigation of the moderating role of faith in intuition. Communication Studies, 60, 426-442.

  56. Nan, X. (2009). The influence of source credibility on attitude certainty: Exploring the moderating effects of timing of source identification and individual need for cognition. Psychology and Marketing, 26, 321-332. [1.547]

  57. Nan, X. (2008). The influence of liking for a public service announcement on issue attitude. Communication Research, 35, 503-528. [3.581]

  58. Nan, X. (2008). The pursuit of self-regulatory goals: How counterfactual thinking influences advertising persuasiveness. Journal of Advertising, 37, 17-27. [1.731]

  59. Nan, X. (2007). The relative persuasive effect of gain- versus loss-framed messages: Exploring the moderating role of the desirability of end-states. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 84, 509-524. [1.244]

  60. Nan, X. (2007). Social distance, framing, and judgment: A construal level perspective. Human Communication Research, 33, 489-514. [3.167]

  61. Nan, X., & #Heo, K. (2007). Consumer responses to corporate social responsibility initiatives: Examining the role of brand/cause fit in cause-related marketing. Journal of Advertising, 36, 63-74. [1.731]

  62. Nan, X., Anghelcev, G., Myers, J. R., Sar, S., & Faber, R. J. (2006). What if a website can talk? Exploring the persuasive effects of web-based anthropomorphic agents. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 83, 615-631. [1.244]

  63. Nan, X. (2006). Affective cues and brand extension evaluation: Exploring the influence of attitude toward the parent brand and attitude toward the extension ad. Psychology and Marketing, 23, 597-616. [1.547]

  64. Nan, X. (2006). Perceptual predictors of global attitude toward advertising: An investigation of both generalized and personalized beliefs. Journal of Current Issues and Research in Advertising, 28, 31-44.

  65. Nan, X., & Faber, R. J. (2004). Advertising theory: Reconceptualizing the building blocks. Marketing Theory, 4, 7-30. [2.378] (Nan contributed 60% of work) – Recommended as a must-read resource on Advertising in Oxford Bibliographies Online

  66. Faber, R. J., Lee, M., & Nan, X. (2004). Advertising and the consumer information environment online. American Behavioral Scientist, 48, 447-466. [1.595]

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