Rachel Smith

Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences

Rachel Smith

Research Summary

Quantitative social scientist whose interests lie broadly in social influence and social systems, specializing on power, networks, and stigma. Design and evaluation of effective health campaigns. Infectious diseases and genomics.

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Health Communication Students Masks Vaccines Public Health Metaphor Social Behavior Social Norms Genes Antibodies Student Vaccination Cross Sectional Studies Campaign Intention Testing Health Promotion Community Interaction Society Wear Of Materials Practice Guidelines Innovation Diffusion Contagious Disease

Most Recent Publications

Character, contact, and stigma reduction: investigating mediated contact and U.S. digital stories of opioid use disorder

Rachel Annette Smith, Ruth A. Osoro, Glenn Sterner, 2024, Journal of Applied Communication Research

Extending the Theory of Normative Social Behavior: Collective Norms, Opinion Leadership, and Masking During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Xun Zhu, Christopher Carpenter, R Smith, Jessica Myrick, M Martin, R Lennon, M Small, L Van Scoy, 2024, Health Communication on p. 49-61


Rachel A. Smith, Ruth A. Osoro, 2023, AIDS Education and Prevention on p. 69-84

Anomia, networks, and communication: A hidden gem

Rachel Smith, 2023, Asian Communication Research on p. 101-104

Accidents and Attributions: Differential Consequences for Religious Bias

Rachel A. Smith, Edward L. Fink, Deborah A. Cai, Carolyn E. Montagnolo, 2023, Asian Communication Research on p. 48-68

Adoption and Discontinuance of Innovation Packages: A Longitudinal Study of Transitions in COVID-19 Mitigation

Rachel Annette Smith, J Myrick, Jessica Gall Myrick, Molly Ann Martin, Robert Lennon, Lauren J. Van Scoy, Meg Small, Data4Action Research Group, 2023, Health Communication

Shannon Cruz, Xun Zhu, Rachel Annette Smith, James Price Dillard, Lijiang Shen, Xixi Tian, 2023, Negotiation and Conflict Management Research on p. 320-343

Anomia, Networks, and Communication: A Hidden Gem

Rachel A. Smith, 2023, Asian Communication Research on p. 16-19

COVID-19 Mitigation Among College Students: Social Influences, Behavioral Spillover, and Antibody Results

Rachel Smith, Meg Small, Nita Bharti, Samuel DeMatte, Robert P. Lennon, Matthew Ferrari, Data4Action Research Group, 2022, Health Communication on p. 1--10

Rachel Smith, Curtis W. Bone, Ashley Visco, Jessica Wright, William A. Calo, Jessica Wright, Destin Groff, Destin Groff, R Lennon, Robert P. Lennon, 2022, Journal of Health Communication on p. 375-381

Most-Cited Papers

Rachel A. Smith, Nkuchia M. M’ikanatha, Andrew F. Read, 2015, Health Communication on p. 309-314

Rachel A. Smith, Amanda Applegate, 2018, Communication Education on p. 382-393

Rachel A. Smith, David Hughes, 2014, Communication Studies on p. 132-138

Persuasive Messages, Social Norms, and Reactance: A Study of Masking Behavior during a COVID-19 Campus Health Campaign

James Price Dillard, XiXi Tian, Shannon Cruz, Rachel Smith, Lijiang Shen, 2021, Health Communication

Xun Zhu, Rachel A. Smith, Roxanne L. Parrott, 2017, Journal of Applied Communication Research on p. 179-198

Robert P. Lennon, Meg L. Small, Rachel A. Smith, Lauren J. Van Scoy, Jessica G. Myrick, Molly A. Martin, Data4 Action Research Group, 2021, American Journal of Health Promotion

Rachel A. Smith, Xun Zhu, Edward L. Fink, 2019, Health Communication on p. 424-436

Defining Genes Using "Blueprint" Versus "Instruction" Metaphors: Effects for Genetic Determinism, Response Efficacy, and Perceived Control

Roxanne Parrott, Rachel A. Smith, 2014, Health Communication on p. 137-146

Eleanore D. Sternberg, Jackie Cook, Ludovic P. Ahoua Alou, Carine J. Aoura, Serge Brice Assi, Dimi Théodore Doudou, A. Alphonsine Koffi, Raphael N'Guessan, Welbeck A. Oumbouke, Rachel A. Smith, Eve Worrall, Immo Kleinschmidt, Matthew B. Thomas, 2018, BMC Public Health