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College of Information and Communications

Faculty and Staff

Jungmi Jun, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor
Department: School of Journalism and Mass Communications
College of Information and Communications
Email: junj@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-576-5982
Fax: 803-777-4103
Office: School of Journalism and Mass Communications

800 Sumter Street, Room 306
Columbia, SC 29208
Resources: Google Scholar
Jungmi Jun

Education

Ph.D., Communication, George Mason University
M.A., Public Relations and Advertising, Sogang University
B.A., Mass Communications, Sogang University

Research

Dr. Jungmi Jun is a health communication scientist, and her research focuses on the intersection of communication/media, socio-psychology, and health perceptions/behaviors as well as health information disparities among racial/ethnic minorities. Her recent research has focused on tobacco risk communication and communicative coping of anti-Asian racism. She is the author of 80 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers in the fields of Health Communication, Tobacco Regulatory Science, Public Health, Health Disparities/Community Health, and Public Relations.

Funded Research

ASPIRE – I. Biometric responses and health outcomes of youth exposure to modified exposure claims for novel tobacco products with FDA authorization cues. (Role: PI; $15,000). The Office of the Vice President for Research, University of South Carolina. Jul. 1, 2021 – Sep. 30, 2022.

CIC/CON Seed Funding. COVID-19 vaccination hesitancy among cancer communities (Role: Co-PI; $10,000). The College of Communications and College of Nursing, University of South Carolina. Jul. 15, 2021 – Jul. 15, 2022.

CIC Grant. Anti-intellectualism on Twitter: An analysis of the source, content, and network features (Role: Co-PI; $10,000). The College of Communications, University of South Carolina. Jul. 15, 2021 – Jul. 15, 2022.

Big Data Health Science Initiative Grant (Social Media Core). Multi-national comparison of ‘COVID-19 vaccination’ discourses on social media and their association with vaccination penetration. (Role: PI; $5,000). Big Data Health Science Center, University of South Carolina. Jun. 15, 2021 – Sep. 30, 2022.

COVID-19 Research Initiative Grant. Asian Americans’ experience with COVID-19 related discrimination, communicative coping strategies, and engagement in activism. (Role: PI; $17,249). The Office of the Vice President for Research, University of South Carolina. May 2020 – Dec 2021.

CIC Collaborative Research Grant I. How do vaping myths/misinformation circulate on social/digital media? (Role: PI; $9,950). College of Information & Communications, University of South Carolina. July 2019 – Nov 2020.

CIC Collaborative Research Grant II. Enhancing Young Adults’ E-cigarette Information Literacy: A Pilot Test of Interactive Digital Content and Academic Library Intervention (Role: PI; $11,325). College of Information & Communications, University of South Carolina. July 2019 – Nov 2020.

Teaching

Jun teaches PR Management, International PR, and Health Communication at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. She has taught Strategic Communication, PR Theory, PR Principles, Social Media PR, PR Campaigns, Integrated PR, PR Cases, Interpersonal Communication, and Research Methods.

Recent Publications

Jun, J., Kim, S., Thrasher, J., Cho, Y. & Heo, Y. (2021). Heated debates on regulations of heated tobacco products in South Korea: The news valence, source, and framing of relative risk/benefit. Tobacco Control. 

Jun, J., Woo, B., Kim, J., Kim, P., & Zhang, N. (2021). Asian Americans’ communicative response to COVID-19 racism in application of co-cultural theory. Howard Journal of Communications.

Woo, B., & Jun, J. (2021). COVID-19 racial discrimination and depressive symptoms among Asians in the United States: Does communication about the incident matter? Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health.

Jun, J. & Kim, J. (2020). Do state regulations on e-cigarettes have impacts on the e-cigarette prevalence? Tobacco Control.

Jun, J., Wen, J. & Wu, L. (2020). Interaction effects of self vs. group affirmation and message framing on college students’ vape-free campus policy support. Health Communication.

Jun, J., & Kim, J. (2020). How do colleges communicate about e-cigarettes? The presentation of risk, policy, and cessation resources on websites. Journal of American College Health. 

Personal

Jun was born in Seoul, South Korea and has lived in Washington D.C., Nashville, Detroit and Cedar Falls, Iowa. She equally enjoys traveling the world and staying home as long as she is with her husband and two sons.


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