Emily M. Cramer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Emily M. Cramer, PhD, studies how affordances of computer-mediated communication technologies shape human interaction and compel action—ways new media can be used strategically to bring about positive change in communities, particularly in the realm of health. Most recently, Emily has begun to examine the screenshot as object, practice, and function in human communication, a project funded by Howard University’s Summer Faculty Research Fellowship. With 10 years’ professional experiences in PR at a nationally recognized hospice and palliative care organization,Emily is also the faculty advisor for the university’s D. Parke Gibson Chapter of PRSSA. Recent work can be found in Behaviour and Information Technology and Computers in Human Behavior.

Selected Publications:

Song, H., Cramer, E.M., & Park, N. (in press). Cross-cultural differences in Facebook social comparison. Behaviour & Information Technology.

Cramer, E.M., Song, H. & Drent, A. (2016). Social comparison motivations, self-esteem, and affective responses related to Facebook use. Computers in Human Behavior, 64, 739-746.

Cramer, E.M. (2016). Health information behavior and involvement of expectant and recent fathers. American Journal of Men’s Health. E-pub ahead of print.

Emily M. Cramer, Ph.D.
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