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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)

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


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