• Title Associate Professor
  • Office 640 Commonwealth Ave, B04C
  • Phone (617) 353-3482
  • Education PhD, Communication, University of Southern California
    MA, Communication, University of Southern California
    BA, Communication and Biology, University of California at Davis

Dr. Traci Hong’s program of research is on new media effects and processes, particularly in the context of health. She has examined how health messages can reduce smoking, alcohol consumption, and other risky health behaviors particularly among adolescents. She has also examined the related effects of peer influence, including as simulated in virtual environments. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Ford Foundation and been published in assorted journals, including the Journal of Communication, Communication Research, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Journal of Health Communication, and American Journal of Preventive Medicine. She has previously been on the faculties at Indiana University, the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and Texas A&M University. She earned her doctorate in communication from the Annenberg School at the University of Southern California.

Departments/Site Areas
Communication and Research