Juwon Hwang, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor, Strategic Communications
317A Paul Miller Journalism Building


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Communication

Research Interests

Health communication, Vaccination, Pandemic, Emerging communication technology, Psychological wellbeing, Depression

Selective Publications
Hwang, J.  (2020). Health Information Sources and the Influenza Vaccination: The Mediating Roles of Perceived Vaccine Efficacy and Safety. Journal of Health Communication, 25(9), 727-735.
Hwang, J., Toma, C. L., Chen, J., Shah, D. V., Gustafson, D., & Mares, M. L. (2021). Effects of Web-Based Social Connectedness on Older Adults' Depressive Symptoms: A Two-Wave Cross-Lagged Panel Study. Journal of medical internet research, 23(1), e21275.
Hwang, J. & Shah, D. V. (2019). Health Information Sources, Perceived Vaccination Benefits, and Maintenance of Childhood Vaccination Schedules. Health Communication, 34(11), 1279-1288.
Borah, P., Hwang, J., & Hsu, Y. C. (2021). COVID-19 Vaccination Attitudes and Intention: Message Framing and the Moderating Role of Perceived Vaccine Benefits. Journal of Health Communication, 1-11.
Borah, P., & Hwang, J. (2021). Trust in Doctors, Positive Attitudes, and Vaccination Behavior: The Role of Doctor-Patient Communication in H1N1 Vaccination.  Health Communication, 1-9.  
Jiang, X., Hwang, J., Shah, D., & Brauer, M. (2021) News Attention and Social-Distancing Behavior Amid COVID-19: How Media Trust and Social Norms Moderate a Mediated Relationship. Health Communication, 1-10.   

Professional Organizations

International Communication Association (ICA)
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)


Courses Taught
Health Communication
Research Methods

Introduction of Mass Communication