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CJ Calabrese

Assistant Professor


Office: 410 Strode Tower

Phone: (864) 656-1567

Email: cgcalab@clemson.edu

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Personal Website: https://www.cjcalabrese.com
 

Educational Background

Ph.D. Communication
University of California, Davis 2021

M.P.H. General Public Health
University of California, Davis 2016

B.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of California, Davis 2015

Courses Taught

Persuasion

Profile

Christopher (CJ) Calabrese, PhD, MPH, CHES is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at Clemson University. His research examines the communication effects and processes in which online technologies influence human behaviors, with an emphasis on health outcomes. Utilizing both classic and emerging theoretical perspectives in health communication, CJ focuses on developing online network and social media interventions to promote preventative health behaviors and reduce health disparities. His research interests broadly center around new media, misinformation, social networks, and online technologies, with topics focusing on HIV prevention, gene editing, vaccination, harm reduction, and COVID-19.

CJ is an active member of the American Public Health Association, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, International Communication Association, and National Communication Association. Since 2020, he has served as the Website Chair for the Communicating Science, Health, Environment and Risk Division at AEJMC. In November 2022, CJ will also serve as the Secretary-Elect for the Public Health Education and Health Promotion section at the American Public Health Association.

CJ’s research has been published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, including Science Communication, Environmental Communication, Mobile Media & Communication, New Media & Society, Preventive Medicine, Telematics and Informatics, and Substance Use and Misuse.

Research Publications

Calabrese, C., Zhang, J., & Yu, X. (2022). Perceptions of PrEP on Twitter: A theoretically guided content analysis on the behavioral determinants of PrEP uptake. Health & New Media Research, 6(1), 65-102. [link]

Dai, M., & Calabrese, C.(2022). Socio-behavioral factors related to PrEP non-adherence among gay male PrEP users living in California and New York: A behavioral theory informed approach. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 45(2), 240-251. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10865-021-00275-1

Ji, J., Robbins, M., Featherstone, J. D.,& Calabrese, C., Barnett, G. A.(2022). Comparison of public discussions of gene editing on social media between the United States and China. PLoS ONE, 17(5), e0267406. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0267406

Calabrese, C., Featherstone, J. D., Robbins, M., & Barnett, G. A. (2021). Examining the relationship between gene editing knowledge, value predispositions, and general science attitudes among U.S. farmers, scientists, policymakers, and the general public. Journal of Science Communication, 20(2), A02. https://doi.org/10.22323/2.20020202

Robbins, M., Calabrese, C., Featherstone, J. D., & Barnett, G. A. (2021). A textual analysis of agricultural stakeholder representations of genome editing technology. Journal of Science Communication, 20(5), A07. https://doi.org/10.22323/2.20050207

Weeks, B., Menchen-Trevino, E., Calabrese, C., Casas, A., & Wojcieszak, M. (2021). Partisan media, untrustworthy news sites, and political misperceptions. New Media & Society, 14614448211033300. https://doi.org/10.1177/14614448211033300

Zhang, J., Featherstone, J. D., Calabrese, C., & Wojcieszak, M. (2021). Effects of fact-checking social media vaccine misinformation on attitudes toward vaccines. Preventive Medicine, 145, 106408. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2020.106408

Zhang, J., Xue, H., Calabrese, C., Chen, H., & Dang, J. H. (2021). Understanding HPV vaccine promotions and hesitancy in Northern California through examining public Facebook pages and groups. Frontiers in Digital Health, 3, 683090. https://doi.org/10.3389/fdgth.2021.683090

Calabrese, C., Ding, J., Millam, B., & Barnett, G. A. (2020). The uproar over gene-edited babies: A semantic network analysis of CRISPR on Twitter. Environmental Communication, 14(7), 954-970. https://doi.org/10.1080/17524032.2019.1699135

Calabrese, C., Anderton, B. N., & Barnett, G. A. (2019). Online representations of “genome editing” uncover opportunities for encouraging engagement: A semantic network analysis. Science Communication, 41(2), 222-242. https://doi.org/10.1177/1075547018824709

Calabrese, C., & Bell, R. A. (2019). Opposition to nonprescription naloxone access: measurement and psychosocial predictors. Substance Use & Misuse, 54(11), 1853-1861. https://doi.org/10.1080/10826084.2019.1618331

Calabrese, C., & Zhang, J. (2019). Inferring norms from numbers: Boomerang effects of online virality metrics on normative perceptions and behavioral intention. Telematics and Informatics, 45, 101279. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tele.2019.101279

Zhang, J., Calabrese, C., Ding, J., Liu, M., & Zhang, B. (2018). Advantages and challenges in using mobile apps for field experiments: A systematic review and a case study. Mobile Media & Communication, 6(2), 179-196. https://doi.org/10.1177/2050157917725550

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