Jun Pei

  • Ph.D. Student

Contact Info


Jun Pei (He/Him) is a Ph.D. student at the William Allen School of Journalism & Mass Communications at the University of Kansas. Before beginning the Ph.D. program at J-school, he earned a master’s degree in Global Journalism from the Department of Journalism Studies at the University of Sheffield, UK, in 2017. Additionally, he has worked as an Account Executive at Ogilvy & Mather (Beijing) and BLUEFOCUS Communication Group (Beijing) in China. Jun Pei has also acquired teaching experience at Shanxi Normal University in China, where he taught courses on journalism and communication studies.


Health Communication

  • Health Persuasion & Discrete Emotions
  • Trust & Health Compliance
  • Health Narrative, e-Health Interventions

Media Psychology

  • Smartphone & Interpersonal Communication
  • Social Media & Emotions
  • Media Entertainment & Interaction


  • Strategic Communication and Public Relations
  • Media Writing for Audience
  • Mass Communication Theories
  • Communication Quantitative Methods

Selected Publications

Geana, M., Liu, P., Pei, J, Anderson, S., Ramaswamy, M. (2023) “A Friendly Conversation.” Developing an eHealth Intervention to Increase COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Literacy Among Women with Criminal and Legal System Involvement. Journal of Health Communication (SSCI-Q1). (Accepted for Publication )

Pei, J., Luisi, M., Geana, M. (2023) Compliance with Physicians’ Recommendations Influences COVID-19 Vaccination Likelihood via Trust in Science and Trust in Vaccines. Evidence from A Serial Mediation Analysis. Social Science & Medicine (SSIC-Q1). (Under Review)

Luisi, M., Geana, M., Pei, J. (2023) COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy, Elective Vaccines Immunization Behavior, Cross-Vaccination Attitudes, and Vaccination Behaviors. Vaccines (SSCI-Q1). (Under Review)

Selected Presentations

Pei, J., Vu, HT., Maswood, M., Wu, Y. (2023) Hoax, Fraud, Scam, or Lie: A Corpus Analysis of Strategies Used by Fox News to Dismiss Climate Change in the Last Two Decades. Presented in 73rd Annual International Communication Association Conference (ICA). Toronto, Canada.

Ding, H., Pei, J., Lisovskaia, E. (2023) An Investigation of Information Use Among Pro-Life Kansas Republicans During Political Campaigns. Presented in The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference (AEJMC). Washington, DC.

Lisovskaia, E., Ding, H., Pei, J. (2023) Extended Abstract: Body Image and Food Content on TikTok: Exploring the Influence of TikTok Videos on Users’ Body Image. Presented in The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference (AEJMC). Washington, DC.