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.

Huck Affiliations


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Health Communication Vaccines Public Health Intention Vaccination Innovation Genes Metaphor Diffusion Of Innovation Community Interaction Society Cross Sectional Studies Town Instruction Practice Guidelines Students Antibiotics Experiment Blueprints Randomized Controlled Trials Innovation Diffusion Costs Maintenance

Most Recent Publications

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

Different Politics, Different Realities? A Case Study of Students’ Partisan Sensemaking About COVID-19

Shannon Cruz, Xun Zhu, Rachel Annette Smith, James Price Dillard, Lijiang Shen, Xi 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

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

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

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

Meg Small, Robert P. Lennon, John J. Dziak, Rachel Smith, Gillian Sommerville, N Bharti, G Sommerville, Nita Bharti, Data 4 Action Research Group, 2022, Journal of American College Health on p. 1-6

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

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

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

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

Rachel A. Smith, Youllee Kim, Xun Zhu, Dimi Théodore Doudou, Eleanore D. Sternberg, Matthew B. Thomas, 2018, Journal of Health Communication on p. 264-271