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Soo Yun Kim

Ph.D. Candidate in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication 

University of Wisconsin-Madison 

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I am a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

My research interests center around exploring the interplay between media, publics, and stakeholders with a focus on science and health communication in today’s digital networked society. Particularly, I am interested in the ways in which predisposition values and communication activities come into play beyond the information environment when science issues are politicized and the boundaries between scientific facts and misinformation blur. I pursue both theoretical and empirical questions to understand how information is produced, consumed, and shared in the new media environment to shape public attitudes and behaviors in this era of information crisis, and to find better ways to strategically communicate.

Research interests​

  • Science & risk communication

  • News and information behaviors on cross-platforms

  • Public attitudes beliefs and behaviors in science, health, environment

  • Digital media and communication

  • Media, society, & public opinion

During my Ph.D. program at UW-Madison, I participated in various research groups as a student member: