Chih-Wei (Selene) Hu
huchihwe [at] usc [dot] edu
Selene Hu received her B.A. with a major in Library and Information Science and a minor in Economics at National Taiwan University. She then earned her M.A. in Journalism at National Taiwan University. In graduate school, she interned at Era TV News, and was the co-founder and Vice President of the NTU Student Broadcasting Center. She also served as a teaching assistant in two graduate-level classes: Medical Journalism and Television News. She graduated from J-school with honors for being the sole winner of the award 2007 Governmental Fellowship for Overseas Study in the field of communication. Before pursuing her doctorate, she earned a second M.A. in Strategic Public Relations at USC in 2010. Her research interest revolves around health communication, message design, persuasion, and risk communication. At Annenberg, she hopes to explore the intersection among health communication, socio-psychology and public relations with a more audience-driven perspective. She is now engaged in exploring the use of mobile applications to enhance cancer patients’ wellness, and hopes to develop an interdisciplinary framework of communication and interventions to effectively and cost-efficiently reduce cancer mortality/improve patients’ functioning via new mobile technology.