Van Stee Stephanie Van Stee’s research interests focus on persuasive health message design, including tailored health messages, health campaigns and interventions, and community-based health research. She has engaged in many collaborative research projects and published articles in a variety of journals such as Journal of Health Communication, Health Education Research, and Qualitative Health Research. Her teaching experience and interests include interpersonal communication, research methods, persuasion, and health communication.


Ph.D., University of Kentucky

M.A., University of Kentucky

B.A., Hope College

Courses Taught:

COMM 1030: Interpersonal Communication

COMM 3330: Research Methods in Communication

COMM 3360: Media & Health Communication

COMM 6830: Graduate Seminar in Special Topics: Health Message Design

Selected Publications:

Lustria, M. L. A., Noar, S. M., Cortese, J., Van Stee, S. K., Glueckauf, R., & Lee, J. A. (2013). A meta-analysis of web-delivered, tailored health behavior change interventions. Journal of Health Communication. doi: 10.1080/10810730.2013.768727

Noar, S. M., & Van Stee, S. K. (2012). Designing messages for individuals in different stages of change. In H. Cho (Ed.), Health communication message design: Theory, research, and practice. Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Noar, S. M., Webb, E., Van Stee, S., Feist-Price, S., Crosby, R., Willoughby, J. F., & Troutman, A. (2012). Sexual partnerships, risk behaviors, and condom use among low-income heterosexual African Americans: A qualitative study. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 41(4), 959-970.

Noar, S. M., Webb., E. M., Van Stee, S. K., Redding, C. A., Feist-Price, S., Crosby, R., & Troutman, A. (2011). Using computer technology for HIV prevention among African Americans: Development of a tailored information program for safer sex (TIPSS). Health Education Research, 26, 393-406.

Van Stee, S. K., Noar, S. M., Allard, S., Zimmerman, R., Palmgreen, P., & McClanahan, K. (2012). What makes campaign messages effective? A qualitative investigation of reactions to PSAs in a safer-sex mass media campaign. Qualitative Health Research, 22(11), 1568-1579.

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