Cabral Aziza Bigman-Galimore

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Research Interests

Communication and Health Equity
Health Communication
Risk Communication
Media Effects

Professional Information

Cabral Bigman’s research focuses on communication about health, risk, and inequality. She is particularly interested in the influence that messages about comparative risk and inequality have on health and communication-related behavior.


Ph.D., Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, 2011
M.A., Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, 2008
B.A., Oberlin College, 2000


Risk Communication (CMN 396)
Race and the Mass Media (CMN 429)
Health Communication Campaigns (CMN 464)
Communication and Health Equity (CMN 467)
Causality in Communication Research (CMN 529)

Office Address

3001 Lincoln Hall, MC-456
702 South Wright Street
Urbana IL 61801

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  • Health communication and risk perception, especially related to comparative risk

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Research Output

  • A Qualitative Examination of African Americans’ Organ Donation-Related Medical Mistrust Beliefs

    Williamson, L. D., Bigman, C. A. & Quick, B. L., Oct 20 2019, In : Howard Journal of Communications. 30, 5, p. 430-445 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Exemplification theory: a review and meta-analysis of exemplar messages

    Bigsby, E., Bigman, C. A. & Martinez Gonzalez, A., Oct 22 2019, In : Annals of the International Communication Association. 43, 4, p. 273-296 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • Gender Stereotypes and Preconception Health: Men’s and Women’s Expectations of Responsibility and Intentions to Engage in Preventive Behaviors

    Mello, S., Tan, A. S. L., Sanders-Jackson, A. & Bigman-Galimore, C. A., Apr 15 2019, In : Maternal and child health journal. 23, 4, p. 459-469 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle