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Recent Book Chapters

#Wang, Y., #Thier, K., & Nan, X. (forthcoming). Defining health misinformation. In A. Keselman, C. Arnott-Smith, & A. Wilson (Eds), Building Health Misinformation Immunity: A Professional's Guide to Helping the Public.


#Wang, Y., #Thier, K., & Nan, X. (forthcoming). Vaccine misinformation online: A scoping review. In T. Ginossar & S. F. A. Shah (Eds), Communicating about Vaccines Online: Understanding and Counteracting Misinformation, Rumors and Lies.


Ma, Z., & Nan, X. (forthcoming). COVID-19. In E. Ho (Ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Health Communication.


Kim, K., & Nan, X. (forthcoming). Food safety. In E. Ho (Ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Health Communication.


Nan, X., #Wang, Y., & #Thier, K. (in press). Health misinformation. In T. Thompson & N. Harrington (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Health Communication.

Recent Journal Articles 

Nan, X., #Wang, Y., & Thier, K. (in press). Why do people believe health misinformation and who is at risk? A systematic review of individual differences in susceptibility to health misinformation. Social Science & Medicine.


Nan, X., #Wang, Y., #Thier, K., Adebamowo, C., Quinn, S., & Ntiri, S. (in press). Moral foundations predict COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy: Evidence from a national survey of Black Americans. Journal of Health Communication.


#Thier, K., #Wang, Y., Adebamowo, C., Ntiri, S., Quinn, S., & Nan, X., (in press). Understanding the psychological antecedents of COVID-19 vaccine acceptance among Black Americans: Implications for vaccine communication. Journal of Communication in Healthcare.


#Lin, T., & Nan, X. (in press). A scoping review of emerging COVID-19 health communication research in Communication and Media journals. Health Communication.


#Ledford, V., & Nan, X. (2022). Using communication science to accelerate adult and childhood vaccination. Metode Science Studies.


Nan, X., Iles, I., Yang, B., & Ma, Z. (2022). Public health messaging during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond: Lessons from communication science. Health Communication, 37(1), 1-19.


Nan, X., #Iles, I., & #Ma, Z. (2022). Impact of self-affirmation on responses to health warning messages: Does consideration of future consequences matter? Health Communication, 37(10), 1253-1263


#Lama, Y., Nan, X., & Quinn, S. (2022). 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, 105(3), 647-653


#Wang, X., Nan, X., #Stanley, S. J., #Wang, Y., Waks, L., & Broniatowski, D. (2021). Emotion and virality of food safety risk communication messages on social media. Journal of Applied Communications, 105(3).


Richards, A., #Qin, Y., Daily, K., & Nan, X. (2021). African American parents’ perceived vaccine efficacy moderates the effect of message framing on psychological reactance to HPV vaccine advocacy. Journal of Health Communication, 26(8), 534-544


#Lama, Y., #Qin, Y., Nan, X., Knott, C., Adebamowo, A., Ntiri, S., & Wang, M. (2021). Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine concerns and campaign message preferences among African American parents: A qualitative study. Journal of Cancer Education, 1-11.


#Iles, I., Nan, X., #Ma, Z., Butler, J., Feldman, R., & Wang. M. (2021). Self-affirmation does not change smokers’ explicit or implicit attitudes toward smoking following exposure to graphic cigarette warning labels. Communication Research Reports, 38(1), 53-65.


#Ma, Z., Nan, X., #Iles, I., Butler, J., Feldman, R., & Wang, M. (2021). Effects of self-affirmation on responses toward graphic cigarette warning labels: Testing the mediating role of perceived susceptibility and self-efficacy. Health Education.


#Lama, Y., Quinn, S., Nan, X., & Cruz-Cano, R. (2021). 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, 17(4), 1014-1024


Nan, X., #Kim, J., Verrill, L., & #Daily, K. (2020). Influence of risk severity and intentionality on perceptions of food contamination risks among pregnant women: An experimental investigation. Journal of Health Communication, 25(6), 514-521.


#Yang, B., & Nan, X. (2020). Self-affirmation moderates self-congruency effect in health messaging. Health Communication, 35(11), 1359-1367.


Guidry, J. P., Vraga, E. K., Laestadius, L. I., Miller, C. A., Occa, A., Nan, X., ... & Carlyle, K. E. (2020). HPV vaccine searches on pinterest: Before and after pinterest’s actions to moderate content. American Journal of Public Health, 110(S3), S305-S311.


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.

Note. # denotes undergraduate, graduate, or post-doctoral co-authors Nan mentored at time research was conducted.

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