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Lingzi Zhong

Lingzi Zhong, PhD

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Dr. Zhong received her PhD in Health and Interpersonal communication from The University of Texas at Austin. Her research centers around the experience and communication of uncertainty, risk appraisals, social support, and message framing and effects in various health care contexts (e.g., patient-clinician communication following genetic testing). She is particularly interested in the effects of different ways of communicating risk and uncertainty on individuals’ emotions, appraisals, decision making, and behavioral intentions. Through this research, she hopes to enhance the communication effectiveness of different stakeholders in health care and facilitate patients with their risk appraisals, psychological functioning, and illness management.