Nichole Egbert

Nichole L. Egbert

Professor
Campus:
Kent
Office Location:
167 Taylor Hall
Contact Information
Phone:
330-672-3314

Biography

Nichole currently teaches courses in Health Communication, Relational Communication and Foundations of Communication. Her research interests include social support and health, health literacy and spirituality/religiosity in health contexts.

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Publications

  • Meehan, R., Kumari, M., Guan, Q., Katila, S., Davidson, J., & Egbert, N. (2022). STREAM: Prototype development of a digital language identifier. Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics.
  • Egbert, N., Wright, K. B., & Zhang, X. (2021; published online ahead of print). Motivated and able: When is Facebook used to seek friendship and social support? Journal of American College Health.
  • Lee, S., Goodall, C., Egbert, N., & Chung, D. (2021). The moderating role of self-construal on culturally reflected fear appeals. Journal of Health Communication, 26, 65-75.
  • Egbert, N., Goodall, C., McCullough, J., & Smith, T. (2020). Headlines and hashtags: Communicating science during an outbreak. Microbes and Infection, 22, 508-519. 
  • Egbert, N., Child, J. T., Lin, M-C, Savery, C., & Bosley, T. (2017). How older adults and their families perceive family talk about aging-related issues: A dialectical analysis. Behavioral Sciences, 7, 21. DOI: doi:10.3390/bs7020021
  • Egbert, N. Daggs, J. L., & Reed, P. R. (in press). Students’ perceptions and misperceptions of the communication major: Opportunities and challenges of reputation. Journal of the Association for Communication Administration.
  • Egbert, N., & Reed, P. R. (2016). Self-efficacy. In J. Dearing and D. K. Kim (Eds.), Health communication measures (pp. 203-211). New York: Peter Lang Publishing
  • Egbert. N., & Reed, P. (2015). Towards comprehensive health literacy assessment for online health information: Assessing falls prevention websites designed for older adults and their caregivers. Journal of Physical Therapy and Health Promotion, 3(2), 20-27.
  • Egbert, N. (2015). Hospice care and communication. In J. Nussbaum and H. Giles (Eds.), Communication at the end of life (pp. 158-173).  New York: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Egbert, N. (2014). Integrating intergenerational family caregiving research across discipline and culture: Identity, attribution, and relationship. In E. Cohen (Ed.), Communication Yearbook (Volume 13, pp. 307-336). New York: Routledge.
  • Egbert, N., Miraldi, L., & Murniadi, K. (2013). Friends don’t let friends suffer from depression: How threat, efficacy, knowledge, and empathy relate to college students’ intentions to intervene on behalf of a depressed friend. Journal of Health Communication, (ahead of print) 1-18.
  • Polk, D., & Egbert, N. (2013). Speaking the language of love: On whether Chapman’s (1992) claims stand up to empirical testing. The Open Communication Journal, 7, 1-11.
  • Egbert N. (2013). Religion, fatalism, and health locus of control: Persuading African American women to obtain mammography screenings. In C. Lieberman (Ed.), Casing persuasive communication. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.
  • Egbert, N., & Hall, S. R. (2012). Health communication and religion. In S. Croucher and T. Harris (Eds.), Religion and communication: An anthology of extensions in theory, research, and method. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Wright, K. B., Rosenberg, J., Egbert, N., Ploeger, N., & Bernard, D. (2012). Communication competence, social support, and depression among college students: A model of Facebook and face-to-face support network influence. Journal of Health Communication, 18, 41-57.
  • Smith, G. C., Egbert, N., Dellman-Jenkins, M., Nanna, K., & Palmieri, P. (2012). Reducing depression in stroke survivors and informal caregivers: A randomized clinical trial. Rehabilitation Psychology, 57, 196-206.
  • Egbert, N., & Belcher, J. D. (2012). Reality bites: An investigation of the genre of reality television and its relationship to viewers' body image. Mass Communication & Society, 15, 407-431.
  • Goodall, C., Sabo, J., Cline, R. W., & Egbert, N. (2012). Threat, efficacy, and uncertainty in the first five months of national print and electronic news coverage of the H1N1 virus. Journal of Health Communication, 17, 338-355.
  • Egbert, N. Query, J. L., Jr., Quinlan, M. M., Savery, C. A., & Martinez, A. R. (2011). (Re) Viewing health communication and related interdisciplinary curricula: Towards a transdisciplinary perspective. In T. L., Thompson, J. Nussbaum, & R. L. Parrott (Eds.), Handbook of Health Communication (2nded., pp. 610-631).  New York: Taylor & Francis.
  • Rosenberg, J., & Egbert, N. (2011). Online impression management: Personality traits and concern for secondary goals as predictors of self-presentation tactics on Facebook. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 17, 1-18.
Convention Papers
  • Egbert, N., Zhu, Y., Choi, M., Beam, M., & Smith, T. (2022, May). Family communication patterns and parents’ intentions to vaccinate their child against COVID-19. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Paris, France. 
  • Bihn-Coss, G., & Egbert, N. (2022, April). Aiding in the sacred space: An examination of social support, advocacy, and barriers among birthing doulas. Paper to be presented at the 2022 Kentucky Conference on Health Communication, Lexington, KY. 
  • Meehan, R., Kumari, M., Guan, G., Katila, S, Davidson, J., & Egbert, N. (2022, February). STREAM: Prototype development of a digital language identifier. Poster presented at the 15th International Conference on Health Informatics (virtual). 
  • Murniadi, K., & Egbert, N. (2020, November). Social media instant messaging and social support among first-year Indonesian college students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Indianapolis, IN, November 2020. 
  • Davidson, J., Egbert, N., Guan, Q., Katila, S., & Meehan, R. STREAM (Smart Translation Enabling and Aiding Multi-cultural populations). (2020, September). Poster presented at the annual North American Refugee Health Conference, Cleveland, OH
  • Katila, S., Meehan, R., & Egbert, N. Going the shortest distance: Designing research frameworks for reducing translation time in a multicultural, language tool. (2020, June). Virtual presentation at the 15th annual UCDA Design Education Summit.
  • Egbert, N., Wright, K. B., & Zhang, X. (2020, May). Social support mediates SNS use and health. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Gold Coast, Australia. 
  • Lee, S., Egbert, N., & Goodall, C. (2020, May). The moderating role of self-construal on culturally reflected fear appeals. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Gold Coast, Australia.
  • Murniadi, K., & Egbert, N. (2019, April). Curbing excessive pornography consumption using a health message and a relationship role identity-based message. Poster presented at the biannual D.C. Health Communication Conference, Washington, DC.
  • Heeman, V., & Egbert, N. (2018, November). A social cognitive model of parent-preschooler nutritional communication. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Salt Lake City, UT. 
  • Murniadi, K., & Egbert, N. (2018, May). Curbing excessive pornography consumption using traditional and religious identity-based EPPM. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic. 
  • Lee, S., Egbert, N., & Chung, D. (2018, May). A cross-cultural investigation of individual versus group-based fear appeals; Effects of culturally-tailored threat and self-efficacy on perceived threat, perceived self-efficacy, and behavioral intention. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic. 
  • Egbert, N., Bosley, T., & Omosun, F. (2017, April). Applying the Communication Theory of Identity to family caregivers of cancer patients. Poster presented at the biannual D.C. Health Communication Conference, Washington, DC. 
  • Egbert, N., & Reed, P. R. (2016, April). Assessing the health literacy of falls prevention websites designed for older adults and their caregivers. Poster presented at the biannual Kentucky Conference for Health Communication, Lexington, KY. 
  • Egbert, N., Daggs, J. L., & Reed, P. R. (2016, April). Students’ perceptions and misperceptions of the communication major: Opportunities and challenges of reputation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Central States Communication Association, Grand Rapids, MI. 
  • Egbert, N. (2015, April). A model of protective communication in hospice care. Poster presented at the biannual D.C. Health Communication Conference, Washington, DC. 
  • Egbert, N., Reed, P. R., Omosun, F., & Lin, M-C. (2014, November). Assessing health literacy of online falls prevention messages for older adults and their caregivers. Poster presented at the annual Kent State Symposium on Aging, Kent, OH.
  • Egbert, N. (November 2013). Identity, attribution, and relationship: Integrating intergenerational family caregiving research across discipline and culture. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Washington, DC.
  • Egbert, N., Murniadi, K., & Hall, S. R. (2012, November). Are you scared of HPV? The effects of knowledge and health literacy on college students’ understanding of health news. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Orlando, FL.
  • Egbert, N., Rosenberg, J., Heeman, V., Tomko, C., Christian, S., Bernat, D., Smith, G., Nanna, K., & Dellman-Jenkins, M. (2012, November). Helping the helpers: Stroke caregivers’ reflections at the conclusion of an online intervention involving peer and professional social support. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Orlando, FL.    
  • Smith, G. C., Egbert, N., Dellman-Jenkins, M., & Nanna, K. (2011, November). A Web-based intervention for improving the psychological well-being of male stroke survivors and their spousal caregivers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Boston, MA.
  • Rosenberg, J., & Egbert, N. (2010, November). Online impression management: Personality traits and concern for secondary goals as predictors of self-presentation tactics on Facebook. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Heeman, V., & Egbert, N. (2010, November). The effects of father-daughter communication on daughter’s psychological well-being. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Goodall, C.E., Sabo, J., Cline, R., Egbert, N., & Hargis, J. (2010, April). Threat, efficacy, and uncertainty in the first five months of national print and electronic news coverage of the H1N1 virus. Paper presented to the Kentucky Conference on Health Communication, Lexington, Kentucky.
  • Egbert, N., Goodall, C.E., Sabo, J., Hargis, J., & Cline, R. (2010, April). Individual health literacy and news story readability: An H1N1 case study. Paper presented to the Kentucky Conference on Health Communication, Lexington, KY.

Education

Ph.D., University of Georgia , M.A., University of Northern Iowa , B. A., Augustana College

Expertise

Health Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Health Literary, Social Support, Spirituality/Religiosity, social support in health contexts, Health & Spirituality

Affiliations

National Communication Association, Central States Communication Association, International Communication Association

Research Institutes and Initiatives

Healthy Communities Research Initiative