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Kimberly Embacher

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Academic Background

Ph.D., University of Connecticut
M.A., University of Connecticut
B.A., University of Connecticut

Courses Taught

COMM 330 Interpersonal Communication
COMM 338 Communication for Health Professionals

Areas of Expertise

Public and Professional Communication
Public Speaking
Quantitative Research Methods
Health Communication Theory

Research Interests​

Self-objectification in young women
Cognitive flow
Exercise psychology
New fitness technology
Benefits of mindfulness

Recent Publications

​Embacher Martin, K., McGloin, R., & Atkin, D. (2018). Body dissatisfaction, neuroticism, and female sex as predictors of calorie-tracking app use amongst college students. Journal of American College Health 66(7), 608-616. doi: 10.1080/07448481.2018.1431905

McGloin, R. & Embacher, K. (2018). “Just like riding a bike”: A model matching approach to predicting the enjoyment of a cycling exergame experience. Media Psychology, 21(3), 486-505. doi: 10.1080/15213269.2017.1311269

Embacher, K., McGloin, R., & Richards, K. (2018). When women give health advice online, do we listen? The effect of source sex on credibility and likelihood to use online health advice. Western Journal of Communication, 82(4) 439-456. doi: 10.1080/10570314.2017.1367028

McGloin, R., Embacher, K., & Atkin, D. (2017). Health and exercise-related predictors of distance-tracking app usage. Health Behavior and Policy Review, 4(4), 306-317. doi: 10.14485/HBPR.4.4.1

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