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Cabral Bigman-Galimore

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Contact Information

3001 Lincoln Hall, MC-456
702 South Wright Street
Urbana IL 61801
Associate Professor

Research Interests

Communication and Health Equity
Health Communication
Risk Communication
Media Effects

Research Description

Cabral Bigman’s research focuses on communication about health, risk, and inequality. She is particularly interested in the influence that messages about comparative risk and inequality have on health and communication-related behavior.


Ph.D., Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, 2011
M.A., Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, 2008
B.A., Oberlin College, 2000

Courses Taught

Risk Communication (CMN 396, CMN 529) Race and the Mass Media (CMN 429) Health Communication Campaigns (CMN 464) Communication and Health Equity (CMN 467) Causality in Communication Research (CMN 529)

Additional Campus Affiliations

Associate Professor, Communication
Affiliate, Center for Social and Behavioral Science
Associate Professor, School of Social Work

Recent Publications

Quick, B. L., Morrow, E., Bigman, C. A., Reynolds-Tylus, T., & Williamson, L. D. (2024). An evaluation of the license to save lives program to promote organ, eye, and tissue donation among teenagers. Clinical Transplantation, 38(1), Article e15183.

Bigman, C. A., Planey, A. M., Williamson, L. D., Smith, M. A., & McNeil Smith, S. (2023). ‘There will be screen caps’: the role of digital documentation and platform collapse in propagation and visibility of racial discourses. Information Communication and Society, 26(9), 1812-1829.

Lee, C. J., Bigman, C. A., Choi, S., & Zhao, X. (Accepted/In press). The Role of Communication in Redressing Health Disparities: Mobilizing Public Support and Action. Communication Research.

Reynolds-Tylus, T., Quick, B. L., Bigman, C. A., & Williamson, L. D. (2021). An examination of teenagers’ beliefs toward organ donor registration. Clinical Transplantation, 35(4), Article e14237.

Geusens, F., Bigman-Galimore, C. A., & Beullens, K. (2020). A cross-cultural comparison of the processes underlying the associations between sharing of and exposure to alcohol references and drinking intentions. New Media and Society, 22(1), 49-69.

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