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Jia Yan

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Contact Information

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

Office Hours

Spring 2024: Wednesday 11AM - 1PM and by appointment
Graduate Student
Teaching Assistant


Jia is a PhD student in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her research examines how communication in interpersonal relationships facilitates mental and physical well-being. She studies the interplay between personal identity, relational contexts, and message features, and their collective impact on message comprehension, information processing, and behavioral outcomes.

Research Interests

Interpersonal Communication, Health Communication, Supportive Communication, Quantitative Methods


B.A., Communication and Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

M.A., Communication, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Courses Taught

CMN101: Public Speaking

CMN102: Introduction to Communication

CMN230: Introduction to Interpersonal Communication

Recent Publications

Liao, D., Yan, J., & Wilson, S. R. (2023). How does physician (non)accommodation affect patient behavioral intention? Using a web-based experiment to examine indirect effects of language type on behavioral intention through goal inferences and source appraisals. Journal of Health Communication, 28(9), 585–594.