Health Communication

(The H4-Index of Health Communication is 30. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-05-01 to 2024-05-01.)
Considering Emotion in COVID-19 Vaccine Communication: Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy and Fostering Vaccine Confidence483
“Not Soldiers but Fire-fighters” – Metaphors and Covid-19178
Evaluating the Impact of Attempts to Correct Health Misinformation on Social Media: A Meta-Analysis142
Association of COVID-19 Misinformation with Face Mask Wearing and Social Distancing in a Nationally Representative US Sample123
Protection Motivation and the COVID-19 Virus103
Media Exposure and Health Behavior during Pandemics: The Mediating Effect of Perceived Knowledge and Fear on Compliance with COVID-19 Prevention Measures88
(Mis)communicating about COVID-19: Insights from Health and Crisis Communication80
Trapped in a Double Bind: Chinese Overseas Student Anxiety during the COVID-19 Pandemic80
Public Health Messaging during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond: Lessons from Communication Science75
We Need the Lens of Equity in COVID-19 Communication70
Impact of Information Exposure on Perceived Risk, Efficacy, and Preventative Behaviors at the Beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States68
Communicating Scientific Uncertainty in an Age of COVID-19: An Investigation into the Use of Preprints by Digital Media Outlets52
Ethical Issues in COVID-19 Communication to Mitigate the Pandemic: Dilemmas and Practical Implications50
Do Social Norms Influence Young People’s Willingness to Take the COVID-19 Vaccine?49
Health Information Consumption under COVID-19 Lockdown: An Interview Study of Residents of Hubei Province, China48
Communicating Uncertainties during the COVID-19 Outbreak46
Why Do Some Americans Resist COVID-19 Prevention Behavior? An Analysis of Issue Importance, Message Fatigue, and Reactance Regarding COVID-19 Messaging44
Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) to Enhance Participation of Racial/Ethnic Minorities in Clinical Trials: A 10-Year Systematic Review42
Do Messages Matter? Investigating the Combined Effects of Framing, Outcome Uncertainty, and Number Format on COVID-19 Vaccination Attitudes and Intention40
The Effect of Social Media on Stress among Young Adults during COVID-19 Pandemic: Taking into Account Fatalism and Social Media Exhaustion40
Construction of Meaning during a Pandemic: The Forgotten Role of Social Norms39
“After Philando, I Had to Take a Sick Day to Recover”: Psychological Distress, Trauma and Police Brutality in the Black Community36
Health Beliefs, Trust in Media Sources, Health Literacy, and Preventive Behaviors among High-Risk Chinese for COVID-1936
What Drives People Away from COVID-19 Information?: Uncovering the Influences of Personal Networks on Information Avoidance33
U.S. Political Partisanship and COVID-19: Risk Information Seeking and Prevention Behaviors31
Global COVID-19 Advertisements: Use of Informational, Transformational and Narrative Advertising Strategies31
Advancing Visual Health Communication Research to Improve Infodemic Response31
Pandemics and PSAs: Rapidly Changing Information in a New Media Landscape30
News Attention and Social-Distancing Behavior Amid COVID-19: How Media Trust and Social Norms Moderate a Mediated Relationship30
Do Norms Matter? Examining Norm-Based Messages in HPV Vaccination Promotion30