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Seth Noar

Seth Noar

  • Ph.D.
  • Cancer Prevention and Control

  • Associate Professor, Journalism and Mass Communication
  • UNC-Chapel Hill
  • noar@email.unc.edu
  • 919-962-4075
  • 363 Carroll Hall

Area of Interest

Dr. Noar's work is centered in health communication, examining health behavior theory and health behavior change, health message design and mass media campaigns, eHealth applications, and the impact of public figure announcements on cancer-oriented outcomes. He has published more than 75 articles and chapters in a wide range of outlets in the social, behavioral, health, and communication sciences, and he serves on the editorial boards of several leading journals including Health Communication, Journal of Applied Communication Research, and Journal of Communication. Dr. Noar has been a Principal or Co-investigator on several NIH-funded studies testing health communication strategies for health promotion and disease prevention, including mass media and computer-based approaches. He and colleagues conducted the first comprehensive meta-analysis of print tailored health behavior change programs (published in Psychological Bulletin) and the first meta-analysis of computer technology-based interventions for HIV prevention (published in AIDS). He is the Editor (with Co-Editor Dr. Nancy Harrington) of ?eHealth Applications: Promising Strategies for Behavior Change,? published by Routlege in 2012.

Awards and Honors

2001 Peter Merenda Prize in Statistics and Research Methodology
2004-2009 National Institute of Health Loan Repayment Program Award
2005 Faculty Research Excellence Award, College of Communications and Information Studies, University of Kentucky
2005 Faculty Community Service Award, College of Communications and Information Studies, University of Kentucky