Graduate Student

Minghui’s research lies at the intersection of media psychology and health communication. She also seeks to enrich the conversation around the replicability of communication studies.


Minghui is a PhD student in the Department of Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Two questions she seeks to answer are: (1) how communication can bring about positive physical and mental health outcomes; and (2) how people’s perception of health itself evolves as a function of media content. Her research is process-driven and focuses on the psychological mechanism between media exposure and media effects. Prior to joining UCSB, she served as a research assistant at Shenzhen University, where she focused on studying online medical consultation and HIV interventions using social media.


M.A. (2021), University of Southern California, Communication Management

B.A. (2019), Wuhan University, Communication