Dr. Romy RW earned her Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Maryland, College Park. Prior to coming to LMU, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and as a research fellow at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). She also brings practical experience as a news editor and journalist from her time at Tianjin Television Station and the National Film Museum in China.
Dr. Romy RW research focuses on the interrelationships among intercultural communication, health communication, and mediated technologies. She specifically addresses the power dynamics, stereotyping, and prejudice prevalent in intercultural communication that contribute to poorer health outcomes for marginalized and underserved populations. Additionally, she examines the roles and interactions of social identity and communication technologies to enhance intercultural relationships. In her dissertation, she conducted a health intervention to assess the impact of intercultural interactions and computer-mediated communication on mental health outcomes. She approaches these topics using social scientific methodologies. Her research has appeared in a variety of publications including Communication Studies, Journal of Applied Communications, Communication Teacher, and Mobile Media & Communication, among others.
National Institutes of Health (NIH): Postdoctoral Fellow, Health Communication and Psychological Science 2023
University of Maryland, College Park: Ph.D., Communication 2022
University of Maryland, College Park: MA, Communicatiom 2019
Areas of Expertise (8)
Intercultural and Intergroup Communication
Social Scientific Methodologies
Industry Expertise (3)
Museums and Institutions
Media - Broadcast
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Fellowship (professional)
Training experiences at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- National Communication Association
- International Communication Association
- Eastern Communication Association