Associate Professor
Other Affiliations: UMD - Not within SPH
Campus: UMD | Building: 2105A Skinner Building
Phone: (301) 405-0640 |

Dr. Nan’s research is focused on health and risk communication, particularly the role of persuasive messages and traditional and emerging media in shaping health behaviors and risk perceptions. Dr. Nan has published in some of the most influential journals in the field of communication such as Health Communication, the Journal of Health Communication, Communication Research, and Human Communication Research. Her work has received several top paper awards from the International Communication Association and the Association for the Education of Journalism and Mass Communication. Dr. Nan’s research has been supported by various federal agencies including the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, and the US Department of Agriculture. Dr. Nan is the Director of the University of Maryland Center for Health and Risk Communication. Click here for Dr. Nan’s CV.