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Lagoe, Carolyn
Assistant Professor
Arts & Sciences
Communication, Film, and Media Studies
46 Ruden St

    Dr. Carolyn Lagoe is an Assistant Professor of in the Department of Communication, Film and Media Studies. Carolyn received her PhD from the University of Connecticut where she was previously employed as a Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant.

    Carolyn has been a part of a number of national and internationally based research initiatives. While working as a Research Assistant, Carolyn assisted with the design, development, implementation and dissemination of a two of HIV-risk reduction interventions in Ethiopia and Mozambique. Currently, Carolyn is working on several projects that explore the influence of communicated messages and psychological variables on health behaviors such as safe sexual behaviors and vaccination intentions.

    In addition to research, Carolyn teaches a wide-variety of communication courses. Most recently, she has taught Human Communication, Health Communication and Theories of Group Communication. Her other teaching interests include Communication Campaigns, New Technology and Communication Research Methods.



    Ph.D., University of Connecticut
    M.A., University at Buffalo
    B.A., University at Buffalo

    Selected Publications

    Lagoe, C. A., & Farrar, K. M.(forthcoming). Are you willing to risk it? The relationship between risk, regret and vaccination intent. Psychology, Health and Medicine.

    Lagoe, C. A. (2014). SARS. In T. Thompson’s (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Health Communication. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

    Lagoe, C. A. (2014). Overweight and Obesity. In L. Cousin’s (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Human Services and Diversity. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

    Lin, C. A., & Lagoe, C. A. (2013). Effects of news media and interpersonal interactions on H1N1-risk perception and vaccination intent. Communication Research Reports, 30, 127-136.

    Lin, C. A., Mou, Y., & Lagoe, C. A. (2011). Communicating nutrition information: Usability of the interactive menus of national chain restaurants. Journal of Communication in Healthcare, 4, 198-199.