Jessica Gall Myrick is an assistant professor at Indiana University. She received her Ph.D. in mass communication and a certificate in interdisciplinary health communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2013). Her research examines the impact of emotions on media processes and effects, with an emphasis on health communication, and has been published in multiple peer-reviewed outlets. Previously she worked as a multimedia reporter and producer and as a magazine writer and columnist. Myrick also holds a B.A. (Political Science, 2005) and an M.A. (Journalism, 2007) from Indiana University.