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Recent Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles 

Note. # denotes undergraduate, graduate, or post-doctoral co-authors Nan mentored at time research was conducted. Full-texts for some of the papers are available on ResearchGate.

Nan, X., Iles, I., Yang, B., & Ma, Z. (in press). Public health messaging during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond: Lessons from communication science. Health Communication. 


Wang, X., Nan, X., Stanley, S. J., Wang, Y., Waks, L., & Broniatowski, D. (in press). Emotion and virality of food safety risk communication messages on social media. Journal of Applied Communications, 105(3).


Lama, Y., Nan, X., & Quinn, S. (in press). General and health-related social media use among adults with children in the household: findings from a national survey in the United States. Patient Education and Counseling. 


Richards, A., #Qin, Y., Daily, K., & Nan, X. (in press). African American parents’ perceived vaccine efficacy moderates the effect of message framing on psychological reactance to HPV vaccine advocacy. Journal of Health Communication.


#Lama, Y., #Qin, Y., Nan, X., Knott, C., Adebamowo, A., Ntiri, S., & Wang, M. (in press). Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine concerns and campaign message preferences among African American parents: A qualitative study. Journal of Cancer Education.


#Iles, I., Nan, X., #Ma, Z., Butler, J., Feldman, R., & Wang. M. (in press). Self-affirmation does not change smokers’ explicit or implicit attitudes toward smoking following exposure to graphic cigarette warning labels. Communication Research Reports.


Nan, X., #Iles, L., & #Ma, Z. (in press). Impact of self-affirmation on responses to health warning messages: Does consideration of future consequences matter? Health Communication.


Ma, Z., Nan, X., Iles, I., Butler, J., Feldman, R., & Wang, M. (in press). Effects of self-affirmation on responses toward graphic cigarette warning labels: Testing the mediating role of perceived susceptibility and self-efficacy. Health Education.


Nan, X., #Kim, J., Verrill, L., & #Daily, K. (in press). Influence of risk severity and intentionality on perceptions of food contamination risks among pregnant women: An experimental investigation. Journal of Health Communication.


Lama, Y., Quinn, S., Nan, X., & Cruz-Cano, R. (in press). Social media use and Human papillomavirus awareness and knowledge among adults with children in the household: Examining the role of race, ethnicity, and gender. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics.


Guidry, J. P. D., Vraga, E., Ming, H., #Qin, Y., Occa, A., Nan, X., Carlyle, K. E., & Fuemmeler, B. F. (in press). HPV vaccine searches on Pinterest: Before and after Pinterest’s actions to moderate content. American Journal of Public Health.


#Yang, B., & Nan, X. (in press). Self-affirmation moderates self-congruency effect in health messaging. Health Communication.


Verrill, L., #Iles, I., & Nan, X. (2020). Soda or VitaSoda: How product name influences perceptions of snack food healthfulness and the moderating role of nutrition facts labels. Health Communication, 35, 966-973.


Nan, X., #Daily, K., #Richards, A., Holt, C., Wang, M., Tracy, K., & #Qin, Y. (2019). The role of trust in health information from medical authorities in accepting the HPV vaccine among African American parents. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics, 15, 1723-1731.


#Yang, B. & Nan, X. (2019). Influence of norm-based messages on college students’ binge drinking intentions: Considering norm type, regulatory mode, and level of alcohol consumption. Health Communication, 34, 1711-1720.


Nan, X., #Daily, K., #Richards, A., & Holt, C. (2019). Parental support for HPV vaccination mandates among African Americans: The impact of message framing and consideration of future consequences. Health Communication, 34, 1404-1412.


#Ma, Z., Nan, X., #Qin, Y., & Zhou, P. (2019). Using narrative persuasion to promote positive attitudes toward depression in different cultural contexts. Health Education, 118, 239-249.


#Ma, Z., & Nan, X. (2019). Positive facts, negative stories: Message framing as a moderator of narrative persuasion in anti-smoking communication. Health Communication, 34, 1454-1460.


#Kim, J., & Nan, X. (2019). Temporal framing effects differ for narrative vs. non-narrative messages: The case of promoting HPV vaccination. Communication Research, 46, 401-417.


#Iles, I., Nan, X., #Ma, Z., Feldman, R., Butler, J., Wang, M., & Zhao, X. (2019). Self-affirmation and defensive processing of graphic cigarette warning labels among African Americans. Health Education Journal, 78, 301-314.


#Ma, Z., & Nan, X. (2019). Investigating the interplay of self-construal and independent vs. interdependent self-affirmation. Journal of Health Communication, 24, 293-302.


Nan, X. & #Qin, Y. (2018). 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, 45, 148-168.


Nan, X., #Daily, K., & #Qin, Y. (2018). Relative persuasiveness of gain- vs. loss-framed messages: A review of theoretical perspectives and developing an integrative framework. Review of Communication, 18, 370-390.


#Ma, Z., & Nan, X. (2018). Role of narratives in promoting mental illnesses acceptance. Atlantic Journal of Communication, 26, 196-209.


#Jun, J., & Nan, X. (2018). Determinants of cancer screening disparities among Asian Americans: A systematic review of public health surveys. Journal of Cancer Education, 33, 757-768.


#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. – Featured in CDC’s Health Communication Science Digest


#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


#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.