Staff: Jacqueline (Jacky) Hua, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Jacqueline (Jacky) Hua, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Cancer Prevention Fellow
Jacqueline (Jacky) Hua, Ph.D., M.P.H. is a Cancer Prevention Fellow in the Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch of the Behavioral Research Program.
Dr. Hua's research focuses on the intersection of social and health psychology. In particular, she is interested in how psychological and social factors (e.g., identity, self-affirmation, social support) influence cancer-related decision making and cancer preventive behaviors. She is also interested in racial/ethnic minority health and the factors that contribute to racial/ethnic disparities in cancer. During her fellowship, Dr. Hua aims to develop a portfolio of projects that span multiple types of cancer-related decisions and behavior, including decisions to avoid cancer information, cancer treatment decisions, vaccination, and cancer screening.
Dr. Hua earned a Ph.D. in health psychology at the University of California, Merced, where her dissertation proposed a model for predicting decisions to avoid health information. She also earned a Master of Public Health degree in epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley where her research focused on cervical cancer screening among Vietnamese populations.
- Psychological processes
- Decision making
- Cancer preventive behavior
- Racial disparities in cancer
Selected Publications and Presentations
- Hua, J, Howell, JL, Johnson, AE, Meese, WB Comparative optimism and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. Soc Personal Psychol Compass 2023 July.
- Hua J, Johnson AE, Pino S, Olson D, Nguyen T, Lawson L, Bedolla B, Howell JL. Social Threat Reduces Alcohol Consumption among College Students. Alcohol Alcohol 2022 Jul 9; 57(4):508-512.
- Hua J, Johnson AE, Hussain M, Howell JL. Associations between perceived everyday discrimination and health among college students at a Hispanic-serving institution. J Health Psychol 2023 Jun; 28(7):648-662.
- Hua J, Howell JL. Coping self-efficacy influences health information avoidance. J Health Psychol 2022 Mar; 27(3):713-725.
- Hua J, Howell JL, Sweeny K, Andrews SE Outcomes of Physicians' Communication Goals During Patient Interactions. Health Commun 2021 Jun; 36(7):847-855.