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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

Fall 2023: Monday 10:30AM - 12:30PM and by appointment
Graduate Student
Teaching Assistant

Research Interests

Interpersonal Communication, Health Communication, Quantitative Methods

Research Description

My research revolves around interpersonal and health communication. I study how communication in interpersonal relationships can facilitate mental and physical well-being and health behavior change. I examine the interplay between personal identity, relational contexts, and message features, and their collective impact on message comprehension, information processing, and health-related outcomes.


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, Advance online publication.