Mengyan Ma

Mengyan Ma

Ph.D. Student

  • Advertising + Public Relations


Mengyan Ma is a PhD candidate in the department of Advertising and Public Relations. She hopes her research can help better cultivate life-long physical and mental health by improving mediated messages and interpersonal communication. Mengyan has experience in conducting interviews, focus groups, experiments and surveys. Her master’s thesis explored long-term effects of memorable messages and family communication patterns on young adults’ trust in food advertisements. Her dissertation is about partners’ communication on eating behaviors.

Research and Teaching

Persuasion, health communication, family communication, nutrition and food marketing.


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