Carpentier, Francesca Dillman


Francesca’s research primarily focuses on the unintended effects of media messages; she is fascinated by our automatic processing of message elements and how these elements slip under our radar into our thought processes and affect our social judgments. Likewise, she … Continued

Flaherty, Mary Grace


Mary Grace Flaherty is an assistant professor at the School of Information & Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her PhD in Information Science & Technology from Syracuse University where she was an IMLS … Continued

Sheeran, Paschal


Dr. Sheeran is a social and health psychologist and conduct research on health behavior change. There are four strands to his work: 1.     A key focus has been the intention-behavior ‘gap’. Dr. Sheeran and colleagues have shown that people successfully translate (even … Continued

Coyne-Beasley, Tamera


Tamera Coyne-Beasley is Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine in UNC’s Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. Her research focuses on reducing health disparities, improving adolescent health and access to health care, decreasing adolescent risky behavior including sexually transmitted infections … Continued

Perrin, Eliana


Eliana Perrin is an associate professor in UNC’s Department of Pediatrics (School of Medicine). She researches prevention of obesity and eating disorders and how pediatricians can best help young people achieve healthy weight trajectories. She has investigated the benefits of body mass index … Continued

Hightow-Weidman, Lisa


Lisa Hightow-Weidman is an associate professor in the school of medicine at UNC. Her research interests include primary and secondary HIV prevention interventions for gay/bisexual/non-identifying men using both the Internet and other technologies (e.g. mobile phones, SMStexting), adolescents, acute HIV infection, and … Continued

Comello, Nori


Nori’s research lies at the intersection of strategic communication, identity, and health. In particular, she studies the potential for messages to frame health in terms of valued identities, as well as the effects of activated identities on behavioral decision-making. Her … Continued

Southwell, Brian


Research Professor School of Media and Journalism, UNC-Chapel Hill Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania Brian Southwell joined the school in 2011 as a research professor and is adjunct associate professor in Health Behavior at the Gillings School of Global Public Health … Continued

Rini, Christine


Research Assistant Professor Health Behavior Health Education, Biostatistics Gillings School of Global Public Health, UNC-Chapel Hill Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles Dr. Rini is a social/health psychologist whose work focuses on studying psychosocial factors that facilitate or hinder … Continued

Wildemuth, Barbara M.


Barbara M. Wildemuth Professor School of Information and Library Science, UNC-Chapel Hill Ph.D., Drexel University Barbara Wildemuth’s research interests focus on people’s use of information and information technologies, with particular emphasis on people’s online searching behaviors.  Past projects have included studies of … Continued