Qiwei Wu (Luna), Ph.D.
 Title: Assistant Professor
 Dept: Communication
 Office: MU 217
 Phone: 216-687-4641
 Email: q.wu59@csuohio.edu
 Web: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=I6wP9kcAAAA
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. MU 217, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Health communication, patient-provider communication, health intervention, mental health
B.A., Communication, Southwest Jiaotong University, 2013
M.A., International Journalism Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2014
M.A., Communication, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2017
Ph.D., Communication, Texas A&M University, 2021
Brief Bio:
Luna Wu joined the faculty of the School of Communication at Cleveland State University in 2021 after receiving her Ph.D. at Texas A&M University where she was trained as a quantitative researcher in the field of health communication. Before her Ph.D., she earned Master's degrees at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Hong Kong Baptist University. Her Bachelor's degree was received at Southwest Jiaotong University, where she focused on film and TV production.

Dr. Wu's research focuses on health and strategic communication. Specifically, she studies how health behaviors and outcomes are connected with their socio-ecological contexts involving interpersonal interactions, media, culture, organizations, and other societal influences.

Being a quantitative researcher, Dr. Wu still embraces both quantitative and qualitative research methods. She extensively uses advanced quantitative methods for social science research, including structural equation modeling, hierarchical linear modeling, and meta-analysis.
Research Interests:
Health communication, patient-provider communication, health intervention, mental health in young and older adults, cancer patients, overweight and obesity, meta-analysis, structural equation modeling, hierarchical linear modeling
Teaching Areas:
Health communication, health intervention, health message design, social media health promotion, research methods, gender and communication, group communication, public speaking
Professional Affiliations:
International Communication Association (Health Communication Division)
National Communication Association (Health Communication Division)
University Service:
Institutional Review Board (IRB), Member
Professional Service:
PatientEducation & Counseling (Editorial Board member)
Research Grants:
Faculty Scholarship Initiative (FSI) Award: "An ecological model investigation of peer, family, and healthcare provider sexual communication on young adults' sexual health protective behaviors" (Principle investigator)