Faculty profile

Minhao Dai

Assistant Professor


Contact

11 Lanigan Hall
315.312.2668
minhao.dai@oswego.edu

Office hours

Tues/Thurs 2:30-3:30 or By Appt

Fall 2019 Shedule:

  • COM 301 800 - Communication Theories; TR 11:10-12:30 - Mahar 103
  • COM 301 810 - Communication Theories; TR 12:45-2:05 - Mahar 202
  • COM 503 HY1 - Applied Research Methods; M 4:30-7:15 - Mahar 103

Research

My research interests include social determinants of health behaviors, LGBTQ health, and sexual health. I am passionate about health communication research with strong practical implications. Trained as a quantitative scholar, I am very versed in a variety of quantitative research analytical tools such as structural equation modeling, hierarchical linear modeling, social network analysis, and big data visualization. Currently, I am working on a health communication campaign promoting PrEP uptake among at-risk college students. 

Publications

Dai, M., De La Serna, A., Harrington, N. G., & Yao, M. (2019). Differences in condom knowledge, attitudes, and use among women from Asian and Western Countries: A cross-cultural analysis. China Media Research, 15(3), 33-49. 

 

Mark, K., Leistner, C. E., & Dai, M. (2018). An actor-partner account of daily sexual desire and its impact on next-day desire and behavior in mixed-sex couples. Archives of Sexual Behavior. 48(3)795-801. doi: 10.1007/s10508-018-1320-6 

 

Wombacher, K., Dai, M., Matig, J. J., & Harrington, N. G. (2018). Using the Integrative Model of Behavioral Prediction (IMBP) to understand college students’ STI testing beliefs, intentions, and behaviors. Journal of American College Health, 66(7), 674-82. doi: 10.1080/07448481.2018.145492 

 

Dai, M., Wombacher, K., Matig, J. J., & Harrington, N. G. (2017). Using the integrative model of behavioral prediction (IMBP) to understand college Students’ hook-up sex beliefs, intentions, and behaviors. Health Communication, 33(9), 1-10. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2017.1331306 

Conferences

Dai, M. & Harrington, N. G. (2019, November). Using the Integrative Model of Behavioral Prediction to understand gay men’s beliefs, intention, and behavior on PrEP uptake. Conference paper to be presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Baltimore, MD. 

 

Dai, M., De La Serna, A. & Harrington, N. G. (2019, November). Analyzing the cross-cultural differences in factors predicting condom use among young women from four countries: A multi-group analysis. Conference paper to be presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Baltimore, MD. 

 

Dai, M. & Harrington, N. G. (2018, May). Does the Internet help health campaigns? A meta-analysis of the effects of Internet supplemented health campaigns on behavior change in the United States. Conference paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference, Prague, Czech. 

    

Dai, M., Wombacher, K., Matig, J. J., & Harrington, N. G. (2017, May). Using the integrative model of behavioral prediction (IMBP) to understand college students’ hook-up sex beliefs, intentions, and behaviors. Conference paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference, San Diego, CA. 

Awards and honors

Phil Palmgreen Fellowship, 2018. 

University of Kentucky Confucius Institute Research Scholarship,  2016. 

Top paper award in the health communication division. Western Communication Association Conference, 2016.

Lewis Donohew Fellowship,  2015.

Education

Ph.D., University of Kentucky, Department of Communication, 2018

Health Communication Graduate Certificate, University of Kentucky, Department of Communication, 2016

M.A., Wake Forest University, Department of Communication, 2014

B.S., University of Texas at Austin, Moody College of Communication, 2011