Department: Communication Studies
Professor Hu earned her Ph.D. in Mass Professor Hu earned her Ph.D. in Mass Communications at Penn State University, her master’s degree in Communication at Chinese University of Hong Kong, and her bachelor’s degree in Journalism at Renmin University of China. Since joining TCNJ in 2007, Dr. Hu has continued to advance her research and publication program in three areas of scholarship that she pursues: a) e-health (new media and health communication); communication technology’s impact in interpersonal and social contexts; and communication technology and pedagogy. Dr. Hu’s most recent work focuses on the roles and effects of new media and emerging technologies in health communication. In detail, Dr. Hu has developed a three-pronged research agenda in this interdisciplinary area: 1) consumer health informatics, 2) doctor-patient relationship in the Internet age, and 3) online social support.
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