Jungmi Jun

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Interests: Health and Strategic Communication.

She is particularly interested in examining health information disparities among underserved populations and communicating preventive care and medical tourism issues with the populations.


Web: UMD page  LinkedIn

Email:  jun@gumd.edu
Address:  Center for Health and Risk Communication
Department of Communication
2130 Skinner Building
College Park, MD 20742


Jungmi Jun (Ph.D., George Mason University) conducts research in Health and Strategic Communication.

You may find her research publications in influential medical, health, communication, and PR journals including American Journal of Health Behaviors, International Journal on Advances in Life Sciences, Journal of Health Communication, Health Communication, Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, Journal of Cancer Education, and Public Relations Review. Her work has received top/best paper awards from the National Communication Association and the Global Health Conference.

She is examining mobile communication strategies to promote Integrated, Personalized, Real-time Traveler Information and Incentive (iPretii) technology funded by the Department of Energy. Before joining the CHRC, she was an Assistant Professor at Wayne State University and the University of Northern Iowa.

Papers & Posters

Cancer fatalism and health/tobacco information seeking among cigarette, alternative, and multiple tobacco product users

Poster presented at DCHC 2017 conference  on April 29, 2017

This paper examined cigarette, alternative (i.e., smokeless, cigar), and multiple tobacco product users’ cancer fatalism and health/tobacco information seeking in comparison to nonsmokers using a nationally representative sample from the 2015 Health Information National Trends Surveys (HINTS) – FDA.

Panel Presentation and Discussion

Cancer/health communication among Asian Americans

Friday April 28, 2017
DCHC 2017 “Patient-Centered Health Communication” Conference

This research examined cancer/health communication (cancer/health information seeking, patient-provider communication (PPC) satisfaction, cancer screening communication) and breast, cervical, and prostate cancer screening among Asian Americans and five Asian ethnic groups (Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese) in comparison to Whites…

We suggest that Asian Americans need clear, sympathetic, and reliable communication with more time and opportunities to discuss their health with healthcare providers, and predict that this enhanced PPC communication will connect to engagement in cancer screening.

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