Ph.D. Candidate


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    Graduate Student
  • Position:

    • Ph.D. Candidate
    • Graduate Research Assistant
  • Concentration:

    • Health communication
    • Risk communication
    • Environmental communication
  • Department:

    • Journalism & Media Communication
  • Education:

    • B.S., Management, Minor in Marketing Communication, University of Wyoming
    • M.S., Public Communication & Technology, Colorado State University
    • Ph.D., Public Communication & Technology, Colorado State University (in progress)


Channing Bice is a Ph.D. candidate at Colorado State University's Department of Journalism and Media Communication. Her research focuses on the role of strategic message design in communicating risks and improving access to information about health and environmental topics. So far, her work has explored evidence-based approaches to communicating about health and environmental risks, such as poor air quality, wildfire recovery, unintentional wildlife feeding, and occupational hazards. Her research also explores how communication can facilitate resilience processes, such as coping, social support, and self-efficacy. She is continuing this line of research as one of the first doctoral students admitted to the Mountain and Plains Education and Research Center’s Climate and Worker Health Targeted Research Training Program at the Colorado School of Public Health. This program aims to train researchers in dimensions of health equity and environmental justice to research strategies to address the impacts of climate change on occupational health. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from the University of Wyoming and a Master of Science in Public Communication and Technology from Colorado State University.


Peer-Reviewed Publications

Bice, C., Anderson, A. A., Abrams, K. M., & Long, M. (in press). Breathing on the job: Investigating predictors of air quality protective actions and information seeking among outdoor workers. Journal of Communication in Healthcare.

Bice, C., & Carter, S. (2023). After the Disaster Guidebook: Designing a Post-Disaster Communication Intervention for Rural Landowners. The Journal of Extension, 61(2), Article 11.

Rosen, Z., Bice, C., & Scott, S. (2021). Visualizing the Invisible: Visual-Based Design and Efficacy in Air Quality Messaging. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(20), 10882.

Selected Presentations

Bice, C. & Anderson, A. A. (2023, November 16-19). Breathing on the job: Investigating Air Quality Protective Actions and Information Seeking Among Outdoor Workers. [Paper presentation]. National Communication Association 109th Annual Convention, National Harbor, MD, United States.

Abrams, K.M., & Bice, C. (2023, May 31-June 3). Social marketing to prevent wildlife feeding in campgrounds. [Conference session]. Pathways 2023: Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conference and Training, Fort Collins, CO, United States.

Bice, C., & Abrams, K.M. (2023, May 31-June 3). No picnic for Yogi: A social marketing solution. [Poster presentation]. Pathways 2023: Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conference and Training, Fort Collins, CO, United States.

Abrams, K.M., Bice, C., Dietsch, A., & Melena, S. (2023, May 25-29). Social Marketing as a strategy to enhance wildlife protection: Four field studies in U.S. national parks campgrounds [Paper presentation]. 73rd Annual International Communication Association Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Bice, C. (2021, November 8). After the disaster guidebook: A toolkit for landowner’s impacted by wildfire [Poster presentation]. Colorado State University Office of Engagement and Extension 2021 Annual Forum, Fort Collins, CO, United States.

Rosen, Z., Bice, C., & Scott, S. (2021, August 4-7). Visualizing the invisible: Visual-based design and efficacy in air quality messaging [Virtual poster presentation]. AEJMC’s 104th Annual Conference, Columbia, SC, United States.

Non-Refereed Publications

Bice, C. (2019). The Relative Persuasiveness of Health Infographics  [Master's Thesis, Colorado State University]. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.