Ph.D. Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A. Communication Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.A. English, Peking University
Amy Shirong Lu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies and the Game Design program of the College of Arts, Media and Design and the Department of Health Sciences of the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University. Her main research interest is health communication with an emphasis on the persuasive mechanisms and psychological, physiological, and behavioral effects of media and technology. She is also interested in narratives and virtual media characters (in animation and video games) and their potential application in communicating health messages among youth of different cultures.