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Christine Gilbert

Assistant Professor

Education:

Ph.D.2022

- University of Connecticut

Research Topics:

science communication, health communication, and crisis and risk communication

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  • Bio/Research

    Bio/Research

    Christine Gilbert's primary areas of interest include science communication, health communication, and crisis and risk communication. She is particularly interested in how the public understands complex topics such as climate change, nuclear energy, COVID-19, and vaccines. Most recently she has collaborated on an NSF grant funded project studying gender and science engagement on YouTube ( https://www.kqed.org/about/16658/cracking-the-code-science-identity ). Her dissertation will incorporate traditional media effects theories in understanding climate change risk perceptions.

  • Publications

    Publications

    Gilbert, C. (2021). To blame is human: A quantitative systematic review of the relationship between outcome severity of large-scale crises and attributions of blame. Risk Analysis. https://doi.org/10.1111/risa.13847.

    Lachlan, K. A., Hutter, E., Gilbert, C., & Spence, P. R. (2023). The 2018 wildfires: Examining sex differences in response to crisis communication and underlying processes. Atlantic Journal of Communication. In press.

    Lachlan, K. A., Hutter, E., Gilbert, C., Rainear, A., & Spence, P. R. (2021). Sex differences in informational needs and media dependencies during the 2018 California wildfires. Journal of Emergency Management. In press.

    Lachlan, K. A., Spence, P. R., Gilbert, C., & Hutter, E. (2021). Need for cognition and rumination: Alternative explanations for sex differences in disaster information seeking. Progress in Disaster Science, 11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pdisas.2021.100180.

    Lachlan, K. A., Spence, P., Hutter, E., & Gilbert, C. (2021). Frozen while I scan: Examining the impact of media dependencies, socioeconomic status, and rumination on preparation behaviors related to Hurricane Dorian. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 29(4), 357-367. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-5973.12362.

    Lachlan, K. A., Hutter, E., Gilbert, C., & Spence, P. R. (2021). From what I’ve heard it’s bad: An examination of Americans’ source preferences and information seeking during the COVID-19 pandemic. Progress in Disaster Science, 9, 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pdisas.2021.100145

    Lachlan, K. A., Hutter, E., & Gilbert, C. (2021). COVID-19 echo chambers: Exploring the impact of conversative and liberal news sources on risk perception and response. Health Security, 19(1), 21-30. https://doi.org/10.1089/hs.2020.0176

    Lachlan, K. A., Gilbert, C., Hutter, E., Rainear, A., & Spence, P. R. (2021). Ready in the face of danger? Investigating preparation, mitigation, and information seeking amongst those affected by the 2018 California wildfires. Journal of Emergency Management, 19(1). https://doi.org/10.5055/jem.0507

    Lachlan, K. A., Spence, P. R., Hutter, E., & Gilbert, C. (2020). Exploring sex differences in information needs, media dependencies, and attention allocation during Hurricane Dorian. Journal of Emergency Management. In press.

    Lachlan, K. A., Eastman, A., & Gilbert, C. (2020). Responses to risk messaging concerning Hurricane Sandy: Two studies utilizing the Health Belief Model. Atlantic Journal of Communication. https://doi.org/10.1080/15456870.2020.1754823.

    McGloin, R., Embacher, K., Gilbert, C., & Van Heest, J. (2020). Gearing up to the future of exercise: Comparing children’s experience of flow, enjoyment, and physical exertion in two versions of a cycling exergame. Simulation and Gaming, 51(6), 819-829. https://doi.org/10.1177/1046878120943253

    Lachlan, K. A., Spence, P. R., Seeger, M, Gilbert, C., & Lin, X. (2019). Crisis communication in context: History and publication trends. Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, 38(2), 39-56.

    Gilbert, C., Smith, H., Bidwell, D., Smythe, T., Moore, A., McCann, J., & Miller, E. (2019). Gatekeeping and communities in energy transition: A study of the Block Island Wind Farm. Environmental Communication, 13(8), 1041-1052. https://doi.org/10.1080/17524032.2018.1561484

    Smith, H., & Gilbert, C. (2018). Communication barriers and lessons learned in energy policy. Sustainability, 10(2), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10020449

    Smith, H., Menezes, S., & Gilbert, C. (2018). Science training and environmental journalism today: Effects of science journalism for midcareer professionals. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 17(2), 161-173. https://doi.org/10.1080/1533015X.2017.1388197

    Smith, H. M., Smith, J. W., Silka, L., Lindenfeld, L., & Gilbert, C. (2016). Media and policy in a complex adaptive system: Insights from wind energy legislation in the United States. Energy Research & Social Science, 19, 53-60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2016.05.016

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