Namyeon Lee

Dr. Namyeon Lee

Dr. Namyeon Lee

Assistant Professor

Old Main, 232



Dr. Namyeon Lee graduated with a Ph.D. in Journalism in 2021 from the University of Missouri. At UNCP, she teaches courses on public relations, social media, and mass communication research and theory. Her professional experience includes working as a public relations assistant at a non-profit organization.

Dr. Lee’s research focuses on health and science communication, media psychology, and persuasion. Current projects include improving clinical trial participation among rural populations and examining the impact of news frames on cell-cultured meat news. Her research has been published by Public Understanding of Science, Science Communication, Health Communication, and Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine. She has won the top research poster award from the International Communication Association’s Information Systems Division.

Selected Publications

  • Lee, S., Lee, N., & Dockter, C. (in press). Effects of communication source and racial representation in clinical trial recruitment flyers. Health Communication.
  • Lee, N., & Lee, S. (2021). Visualizing science: The impact of infographics on free recall, elaboration, and attitude change to GM food news. Public Understanding of Science. Advance online publication.
  • Lee, N., Buchanan, K., & Yu, M. (2020). Each post matters: A content analysis of #mentalhealth images on Instagram. Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine, 43(3), 128-138.
  • Jahng, M. R., & Lee, N. (2018). When scientists tweet for social changes: Dialogic communication and collective mobilization strategies by Flint Water Study scientists on Twitter. Science Communication, 40(1), 89-108.


  • Ph.D. Journalism, University of Missouri
  • M.A. Journalism, University of Missouri
  • B.J. Journalism, University of Missouri