Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Member, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Dr. Noar’s research addresses health behavior theory, message design and mass media campaigns, eHealth applications, and methodological topics including meta-analysis and campaign evaluation. He has conducted extensive work examining effective health communication strategies for promoting healthy behaviors, in particular focusing on the development and evaluation of mass media and computer-based interventions. He has also conducted a number of reviews and meta-analyses in these areas. Dr. Noar has contributed more than 100 articles and chapters to the literature and he serves on the editorial boards of Health Communication, Communication Yearbook, and Journal of Communication. He is the co-editor of two books, the most recent being “eHealth Applications: Promising Strategies for Behavior Change” (with co-editor Dr. Nancy Harrington, Routlege, 2012).