Agarwal is an Assistant Professor of Communication at the Department of
Communication Arts in Salisbury University, Maryland, USA. She earned her Ph.D. in
Communication with a focus on Media, Technology, and Society in 2009 from Purdue University and joined the faculty of Salisbury
University in Fall, 2010.
Professor Agarwal's teaching interests focus on public
relations, strategic communication, and research methods. To read about her teaching
experiences, syllabi, and courses taught,
Dr. Agarwal's research interests lie in the area of strategic risk
communication. In this area, her focus is on understanding the role of
affective-and cognitive factors in promoting preventive health behaviors in
individuals through strategic message design in risk communication by
organizations and providers.
In particular, her recent research seeks to understand how an individual's
health-related risk perceptions can influence corresponding preventive behaviors
by investigating the contribution of factors such as strategic communication of
absolute-and comparative risk information in risk communication messages or risk
representation in the media.
To read some of her earlier research,
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