Dr. Zhou’s research involves designing and evaluating persuasive messages using digital communication technologies, such as serious digital games and interactive websites, for health education purposes. Her current research projects examine whether and why digital game features, such as interactivity or narratives enhance persuasive outcomes. Dr. Zhou has published on Health Education, Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, and Newspaper Research Journal, and has presented her work at the conferences of National Communication Association, International Communication Association, and Kentucky Conference on Health Communication over the past years. She teaches Communication Theory, Interpersonal Communication, Persuasion, and Small Group Communication at Florida International University.
Digital Communication Technologies for Health Purposes