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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 236

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. Jun’s research focuses on the interrelationship among race/ethnicity/immigration, communication/media, and health behaviors. She is particularly interested in examining health/cancer information disparities among Asian Americans, media's health message framing, and tobacco users' optimistic bias. She is an author of more than 50 peer-reviewed 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.


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

She believes that college classrooms are great places not only to share knowledge but also to learn professional relationships, rules/policies, values/norms, diverse perspectives, and multicultural experiences and respect.

Recent Publications

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 (2018). Asian Americans’ cancer information seeking, fatalistic belief, and perceived risk: Current status ad relationships with cancer screening and prevention behaviors. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice. 11(1), 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. (2017). Health information disparities and medical tourism use among Korean immigrants in the U.S. In Y., Mao, & M. Ahmed (Eds). Culture, Migration, and Health Communication in the Global Context. Routledge.


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.