Seth M. Noar

Ph.D., Professor, Journalism and Mass Communication, UNC-Chapel Hill, Cancer Prevention and Control

Seth M. Noar

Ph.D.
Professor, Journalism and Mass Communication
UNC-Chapel Hill
Cancer Prevention and Control

363 Carroll Hall
919-962-4075


Area of interest

Dr. Seth M. Noar is a Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC), and a member of UNC’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. His work addresses health behavior theories, message design and mass media campaigns, and eHealth applications. Dr. Noar has published more than 95 articles and chapters in a wide range of outlets in the social, behavioral, health, and communication sciences, and he serves on the editorial boards of several leading journals includingHealth Communication, Communication Yearbook, and Journal of Communication. Dr. Noar has been an Investigator on several NIH-funded studies testing health communication strategies for health promotion and disease prevention. He is the co-editor of two books, most recently “eHealth Applications: Promising Strategies for Behavior Change,” published by Routledge. In 2014, Dr. Noar was recognized by Thomson Reuters as among the top 1% most cited researchers in the social sciences.

Awards and Honors

2001 Peter Merenda Prize in Statistics and Research Methodology
2004-2009 National Institute of Health Loan Repayment Program Award
2005 Faculty Research Excellence Award, College of Communications and Information Studies, University of Kentucky
2005 Faculty Community Service Award, College of Communications and Information Studies, University of Kentucky
2014 Thomas Reuters Highly Cited Researcher, Social Sciences 

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