Hui Zhang is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Journalism & Media Communication at Colorado State University.
Her research interests include science/health/environment/risk communication, media effects, and research methods.
Her dissertation examined effects of two journalistic practices in reporting a controversial health issue on people's perceptions of scientists' and journalists' credibility. Findings have implications on how controversial or emerging issues in health and science should be reported.
Her research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals about health or media effects.
She has presented at ICA, AEJMC, IAMCR, SRA, PAPOR, CSCA, WSSA, and other conferences. Her research was awarded one of the top student-authored papers by the division of Communicating Science, Health, Environment and Risk at AEJMC 2012.
She is an enthusiastic and amateur swimmer, biker, and runner.