The People of Tulane Cancer Center Research

Traci Hong, PhD
Assistant Professor of Community Health Sciences
Tulane Cancer Center Contributing Member

Contact Information
Phone: 504-988-4535
Address: 1440 Canal St., Suite 2310, Box TW-19, New Orleans, LA 70112-2699

Biographical Narrative
Dr. Hong received her Ph.D. at the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California, and a B.A. double major in communications and biology at the University of California at Davis. She is an assistant professor at the Department of Community Health Sciences and an Interdisciplinary Women's Health Research Faculty Scholar on the K12 Tulane BIRCWH program. Her research focuses on women's health, health communication and the use of communication technologies in health promotion and prevention. Her publications include an evaluation of tobacco promotion on the internet, efficacy of a media campaign to promote health outcomes, health information seeking behavior on the internet, the perceived credibility of health-related websites, and internet privacy.

Selected Publications
Hong T
. The internet and tobacco cessation: the roles of internet self-efficacy and search task on the information-seeking process. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 11(2), article 8., 2006.

Hong T. Contributing factors to the use of health-related websites. Journal of Health Communication, 11(2): 149-165, 2006.

Hong T. the influence of structural and message features on website credibility. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 57:114-127, 2006.

Hong T, Cody MJ. Presence of pro-tobacco messages on the web. Journal of Health Communication, 7:273-307, 2002.

Reagan KA, Hong T, Cohen EL, Cody MJ. Blocking access to online tobacco sales sites. Tobacco Control, 11:164-165, 2002.


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