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SJGC Professor Dr. Huang’s Pioneering Research Sheds Light on COVID-19 Vaccination Intentions Among HBCU Students

SJGC Staff
SJGC Staff

In a significant stride towards understanding the factors influencing COVID-19 vaccination intentions among Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) students, Dr. Huang’s groundbreaking work has garnered recognition and acceptance at prestigious platforms.

Dr. Huang’s research, titled “An Integrated Theory of Planned Behavior Model Approach to Predict COVID-19 Vaccination Intentions among HBCU Students,” has been approved as a Poster Presentation at the 45th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. This accomplishment signifies the relevance and impact of Dr. Huang’s work in the field of behavioral medicine.

The study delves into the intricate dynamics of COVID-19 vaccination intentions among HBCU students, employing an Integrated Theory of Planned Behavior Model. By utilizing this comprehensive approach, Dr. Huang aims to uncover the underlying factors that shape students’ attitudes and behaviors towards COVID-19 vaccination.

Furthermore, Dr. Huang’s paper, titled “The Role of Trust, Vaccine Information Exposure, and Health Belief Model Variables in COVID-19 Vaccination Intentions: Evidence from an HBCU Sample,” has achieved publication in the esteemed Journal of Health Psychology, boasting an impressive Impact Factor of 3.2.

The paper explores the pivotal role of trust, exposure to vaccine information, and variables from the Health Belief Model in shaping individuals’ intentions to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. By shedding light on these influential factors, the research contributes valuable insights to the broader discourse on public health and vaccination strategies.

The inclusion of an HBCU sample in the study is particularly noteworthy, as it addresses the need for tailored approaches in understanding and promoting vaccination intentions within diverse communities. The findings are expected to have far-reaching implications for public health campaigns, policy development, and educational initiatives targeting HBCU students.

Dr. Huang’s dedication to advancing knowledge in the field of health psychology and behavioral medicine is evident in the meticulous design and execution of these studies. The recognition received at the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s Annual Meeting and the publication in the Journal of Health Psychology underscore the importance of this research in contributing to our collective efforts to combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Huang’s work will be presented at the 45th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine which will be held March 13 through March 16, 2024, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown in Philadelphia, PA.

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