Andy J. King


Dept:Greenlee School Journalism/Communication
Office:213 Hamilton
613 Wallace Rd.
Ames IA
Office Hours:TR: 12:30-1:30 p.m. and Zoom by appointment.

Topics of interest: health communication, persuasion, visual communication

Education: Ph.D., Purdue University, 2012


Dr. Andy King conducts research in strategic health communication, focusing on campaign design and evaluation. His work advances applied communication theorizing relevant to message design and message processing in health-related contexts, with the goal of contributing to improving public health through evidence-based practice. Much of his research has looked at the role of visual imagery and its influence in strategic health messages. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles in outlets including Journal of Health Communication, Cancer Epidemiology, Risk Analysis, Journal of Communication and Health Communication and has received research funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration and the National Institutes of Health. He serves on the editorial boards for Communication Monographs, Health Communication and Journal of Health Communication.