Mengfei Guan is a Ph.D. candidate in Interpersonal and Health Communication. Prior to joining this program, Mengfei earned her B.A. in English Language and Literature with a minor in Cultural Industry Management from Ocean University of China, and her M.A. in Communication Studies from the University of Alabama.
Her primary research focuses on a general question concerning how communication influences individuals’ health beliefs, health risk perception, and risk-reducing behaviors. In particular, her research interests include efficacy beliefs, message framing, emotional appeals, and narrative persuasion.
Mengfei currently teaches Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (COMM 1500) and Health Communication Campaigns (COMM 3350). She has received the 2016 Outstanding Teaching Award at UGA.
Some of her work can be found here.
Mengfei is currently working on her dissertation, which explores the mismatches between prospect theory and its application in gain and loss frames in health communication research.