Jessica Gall Myrick

Biography:

Jessica Myrick is an Associate Professor in the Bellasario College of Communications. Her research examines the role of different emotions in shaping audience responses to health, science and environmental messages. Jess has investigated how online health information seeking leads Internet users to experience multiple emotional states (e.g., anxiety, hope, and interest), which then predict different post-search behaviors. Other research has looked at the interplay of fear and hope, as well as compassion, in shaping responses to skin cancer prevention messages. As the Science Communication Liaison, Jess connects the CSSI to individuals and groups engaged in the public communication of scientific topics to non-experts.