Homepage 2022

Nikki McClaran, PhD

Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication at Arizona State University

I am Nikki McClaran, an assistant professor of strategic communication at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, and I study how health behaviors are communicated in the media. I specifically look at entertainment narratives as a source of health information and the unique influence of social norms. This website houses some of my work, both for research and in teaching. Have a look around but always feel free to reach out directly at mcclaran[at]asu[dot]edu.

When not at the office, you can often find me reading a book, drinking iced coffee, fencing, doing yoga, or walking my dogs. Cheers!