Shelly R Hovick, PhD

Shelly Hovick


College of Arts & Sciences



Academic Title

Asst Professor

Research Program

Cancer Control

Dr. Hovick is interested in people’s perceptions of their risk for cancer and other chronic diseases and the extent to which they respond to risks with information seeking and the adoption of prevention and early detection behaviors. She focuses on the identification of key social and cognitive predictors of health information seeking that may contribute to health and communication disparities. From an applied perspective, Dr. Hovick is interested in how communication messages can strategically be used to increase prevention behavior and reduce health disparities via increased knowledge of cancer risks and health behaviors to lower risk and improve overall health.

Education and Background

Office Location

3149 Derby Hall

154 N Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210




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