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College of Information and Communications

Faculty and Staff

Jungmi Jun, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: School of Journalism and Mass Communications
College of Information and Communications
Phone: 803-576-5982
Fax: 803-777-4103
Office: School of Journalism and Mass Communications

800 Sumter Street, Room 306
Columbia, SC 29208
Resources: Curriculum Vitae
Jungmi Jun


Ph.D., Communication, George Mason University
M.A., Public Relations and Advertising, Sogang University
B.A., Mass Communications, Sogang University


Dr. Jungmi Jun’s research focuses on tobacco/cancer risk communication. She is particularly interested in examining the relationship between health messages and risk perceptions/behaviors, social media surveillance of emerging tobacco products (e-cigarettes and heated tobacco), health information disparities, and PR practices of tobacco control organizations and healthcare providers. She is an author of more than 60 peer-reviewed academic journal or conference articles. You may find her research in influential Medical, Public Health, Cancer, Communication, and PR journals. Her research has received top paper awards from national and international conferences.

Grants and Funded Research

PI: CIC Internal Research Grant (2019): How Do Vaping Myths/Misinformation Circulate on Social/Digital Media? (co-PIs: Ehsan Mohammadi & Kim Thompson - $9,950)

PI: CIC Internal Research Grant (2019): Enhancing Young Adults’ E-cigarette Information Literacy: A Pilot Test of Interactive Digital Content and Academic Library Intervention (co-PI: Feili Tu-Keefner - $11,325)


Jun teaches PR Theory, PR Principles, International PR, PR Management, and Communicating Science, Health, and Environment at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. She has taught Strategic Communication, Social Media PR, PR Campaigns, Integrated PR, PR Cases, Interpersonal Communication, and Research Methods.

Recent Publications

Jun, J., Kim, S., & Wu, L. (2019). Tobacco risk information and comparative risk assessment of e-cigarettes vs. cigarettes: Application of the reinforcing spirals model.  Journal of Health Communication. 24(4), 422–431.

Jun, J. (2018). Cancer/health communication and breast/cervical cancer screening among Asian Americans and five Asian ethnic group. Ethnicity and Health. 10.1080/13557858.2018.1478952

Jun, J. & Nan, X (2018). Comparative risk assessment and cessation information seeking among smokeless tobacco users. Addictive Behaviors. 80, 14-21.

Jun, J. & Nan X. (2017). Determinants of cancer screening disparities among Asian Americans: A systematic review of public health surveys. Journal of Cancer Education. 10.1007/s13187-017-1211-x 

Jun, J. (2016). Framing service, benefit, and credibility though images and texts: A content analysis of online promotional messages of Korean medical tourism industry. Health Communication. 31(7), 845-852. 


Jun was born in Seoul, South Korea and has lived in Washington D.C., Nashville, Detroit and Cedar Falls, Iowa. She equally enjoys traveling the world and staying home as long as she is with her husband and two sons. When she is not teaching or researching, she is reading, dancing, playing piano, swimming, cooking or eating spicy food.

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