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Minhey Chung

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Contact Information

3001 Lincoln Hall, MC-456
702 S. Wright St.
Urbana, IL, 61801

Office Hours

Spring 2024: Thursday 2:00-3:00pm or by appointment (Lincoln Hall 4070-4071)
Graduate Student
Graduate Instructor

Research Interests

Persuasion, Health communication, Digital media, Body image and eating disorders

Research Description

Minhey is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Communication at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Her research centers on mass communication, with an emphasis on persuasion and health communication. She is interested in message processing and the effects of media messages on physical and mental health. Her research delves into how the digital media landscape and individual vulnerabilities further complicate these effects, addressing topics such as the creation and dissemination of health misinformation, unhealthy gratifications sought from social media, and the vicious cycle of body image disturbance due to algorithms.


MA in Media & Communication, Korea University

BA in International Studies and Media & Communication, Korea University

Awards and Honors

List of Teachers Ranked as “Excellent” by Their Students, *Fall 2022, *Spring 2023, *Fall 2023, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (*connotes ratings were "Outstanding") 

Department of Communication Distinguished Fellowship, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Magna Cum Laude, Korea University

Courses Taught

CMN 102: Introduction to Communication