Curriculum Vitae

*Note: Last name was formerly LaPlante
This CV is also available in PDF form (updated November 2016).

Education

Michigan State University: East Lansing, MI
Ph. D. in Media & Information Studies
Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, & Media
College of Communication Arts & Sciences
Dissertation: The Use of Social Media for Delivering Cancer Risk Reduction Messages: An Examination of the Persuasive Effects of Website Type and Message Source
Graduation Date: June 2014

Michigan State University: East Lansing, MI
BA in Communication, additional major in Professional Writing
Department of Communication; Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
College of Communication Arts & Sciences; College of Arts & Letters; Honors College
Graduation Date: May 2010

University Appointments

University of Georgia: Athens, GA
January 2016- Present
Assistant Professor
Department of Health Promotion and Behavior
College of Public Health

University of Georgia: Athens, GA
August 2014-December 2015
Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Associate
Department of Health Promotion and Behavior
College of Public Health

Michigan State University: East Lansing, MI
August 2010-June 2014
Research Assistant to Dr. Pamela Whitten
Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media
College of Communication Arts and Sciences

Michigan State University: East Lansing, MI
August 2006-May 2010
Research Assistant to Dr. Sandi Smith
Department of Communication
College of Communication Arts and Sciences

Teaching

Capstone and e-Portfolios for Health Promotion (HPRB 5900), Instructor
Department of Health Promotion and Behavior, University of Georgia
Fall 2016

Professional Writing for Health Promotion (HPRB 5410), Instructor
Department of Health Promotion and Behavior, University of Georgia
Fall 2015, Spring 2016

Telemedicine: Using Technology to Deliver Healthcare (FYOS 1001), Instructor
First Year Odyssey Seminar Program, University of Georgia
Fall 2015

Media Impacts on Society; Social Media and Society (TC 401), Instructor
Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, & Media, Michigan State University
Summer 2013

Understanding Media (TC 101), Teaching Assistant
Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, & Media, Michigan State University
Summer 2012

Research           

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Lauckner, C. (2016). The effects of viewing and preferences for online cancer information among patients’ loved ones. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 34, 37-46.  

Lauckner, C. (2016). The emotions and action tendencies associated with viewing online cancer information among patients’ loved ones. Journal of Health Psychology, 21, 2525-2537.

Lauckner, C., & Whitten, P. (2016). The differential effects of social media sites for promoting cancer risk reduction. Journal of Cancer Education, 31, 449-452.

Lauckner, C., & Whitten, P. (2016). The state and sustainability of telepsychiatry programs. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 43(2), 305-318.

Lauckner, C. & Whitten, P. (2014). Barriers and contributors to success in telemedicine: A qualitative study of a struggling telepsychiatry project and a sampling of highly successful programsJournal of the International Society for Telemedicine and e-Health, 2(1), 71-76.

Whitten, P., Nazione, S., & Lauckner, C. (2013). Tools for assessing the quality and accessibility of online health information: Initial testing among breast cancer websites. Informatics for Health and Social Care, 38, 366-381.

Oh, H.J., Lauckner, C., Boehmer, J., Fewins-Bliss, R., & Li, K. (2013) Facebooking for health: An examination into the solicitation and effects of health-related social support on social networking sites. Computers in Human Behavior, 29, 2072-2080.

Lauckner, C. & Hsieh, G. (2013). The presentation of health-related search results and its impact on negative emotional outcomes. Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’13), 333-342.

Smith, S. W., Hitt, R., Nazione, S., Lauckner, C., Park, H.S., Sung, R., & Leichtman, A. (2013). Comparison of communication and personal characteristics of living kidney donors and a matched quota sample. Clinical Transplantation, 27, 104-112.

Holtz, B., & Lauckner, C. (2012). Diabetes management via mobile phones: A systematic review. Telemedicine & e-Health, 18, 175-184.

Lauckner, C., Smith, S. W., Kotowski, M., Nazione, S, Stohl. C., Prestin, A., So, J., & Nabi, R. (2012). An initial investigation into naturally occurring loss- and gain-framed memorable breast cancer messages. Communication Quarterly, 60, 1-16.

Whitten, P., Nazione, S., Smith, S. W., & LaPlante, C. (2011). An examination into audience targeting and the use of storytelling or statistical evidence on breast cancer websites. Patient Education and Counseling, 85, e59-e64.

LaPlante, C. & Peng, W. (2011). A systematic review of eHealth interventions for physical activity: An analysis of study design, intervention characteristics, and outcomes. Telemedicine & e-Health, 17, 509-523.

Nazione, S., LaPlante, C., Smith, S.W., Cornacchione, J., Russel, J., & Stohl, C. (2011). Memorable messages for navigating college life. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 39, 123-143.

Smith, S. W., Nazione, S., LaPlante, C., Clark-Hitt, R., Sung, R., & Leichtman, A. (2011). Living kidney donor decision making and communication. Journal of Health Communication, 16, 870-888. 

Smith, S. W., LaPlante, C., Mayer, A., Atkin, C. K., Klein, K., Glazer, E., & Martell, D. (2011). Student generated protective behaviors to avert severe harm due to high-risk alcohol consumption. Journal of College Student Development, 52, 101-114.

Smith, S. W., Hamel, L. M., Kotowski, M. R., Nazione, S., LaPlante, C., Atkin, C. K., Stohl, C., & Skubisz, C.  (2010). Action Tendency Emotions Evoked by Memorable Breast Cancer Messages and Their Association With Prevention and Detection Behaviors.  Health Communication, 25, 737-746.

Whitten, P., Holtz, B., & LaPlante, C. (2010). Telemedicine: What have we learned? Applied Clinical Informatics, 1, 132-141.

Whitten, P., Holtz, B., LaPlante, C., Alverson, D., & Krupinski, E. (2010). An independent investigation into the deployment of the Federal Communications Commissions’ Rural Health Care Pilot Project. Telemedicine & E-Health, 16, 1005-1011.

Smith, S. W., Munday, S., LaPlante, C., Kotowski, M. R.  Atkin, C.. K., Skubisz, C., & Stohl, C. (2009).  Topics and sources of memorable breast cancer messages: Their impact on prevention and detection behaviorsJournal of Health Communication, 14, 293-307.

Whitten, P., Smith, S. W., Munday, S., & LaPlante, C. (2008). Communication assessment of the most frequented breast cancer websites: Evaluation of design and theoretical criteria. Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, 13, 880-911.

Peer Reviewed Conference Papers and Posters

Lauckner, C. (2014, May). The Emotional and Behavioral Effects of Viewing Online Cancer Information Among Patients’ Loved Ones. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Seattle, WA.

Lauckner, C., & Whitten, P. (2014, May). An Investigation into Recruitment Challenges within Telepsychiatry Programs. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Telemedicine Association, Baltimore, MD.

Lauckner, C. (2013, November). The Experiences and Effects of Viewing Online Cancer Information Among Patients’ Loved Ones. Paper to be presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Washington, D.C.

Lauckner, C., Razak, A., & Hussain, S. (2013, May). The Development of an Inexpensive Mobile-Based Telestroke Network. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Telemedicine Association, Austin, TX.

Lauckner, C. & Hsieh, G. (2012, November). The Presentation of Health-Related Search Results and its Impact on Negative Psychological Outcomes. Poster presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Orlando.

Oh, H. J., Lauckner, C., Boehmer, J., Fewins-Bliss, R., & Kang, L. (2012, November). A Prescription for Facebook: How Are Individuals Utilizing Social Networking Sites to Receive Health-Related Social Support? Paper to be presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Orlando.

Lauckner, C., & Lauckner, J. (2012, June). Why do Players Keep Playing? A Formative Analysis of the Motivational Qualities of Video Games and their Relation to Critical Success. Poster presented at the annual Games, Learning, and Society conference, Madison, WI.

Whitten, P., Lauckner, C., & Cornacchione, J. (2012, May). The Use of Social Media in Healthcare: A Review of the Literature. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Phoenix.

Whitten, P., LaPlante, C., & Cornacchione, J. (2011, October). The Current State of Social Media in Health. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association of Internet Researchers, Seattle.

Holtz, B. & LaPlante, C. (2011, May). Diabetes Management via Mobile Phones: A Systematic Review. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Telemedicine Association, Tampa.

Whitten, P., LaPlante, C., & Cornacchione, J. (2011, May). The Use of Social Media in Telemedicine: Where We Have Been, and Where We Can Go. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Telemedicine Association, Tampa.

Smith, S. W., Clark-Hitt, R., Nazione, S., & LaPlante, C. (2011, May). Comparison of Communication and Personal Characteristics of Living Kidney Donors and a Matched Quota Sample. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Boston.

Nazione, S., LaPlante, C., Smith, S.W., Cornacchione, J., Russel, J., & Stohl, C. (2010, May). Memorable messages for navigating college life. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Singapore.

Smith, S. W., Nazione, S., LaPlante, C., Clark-Hitt, R., Park, H. S., Sung, R., & Leichtman, A. (2010, May). Living kidney donor decision making and communication. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Singapore.

LaPlante, C., Smith, S., Kotowski, M., & Nazione, S. (2009, November). The effects of framing of memorable breast cancer messages on engagement in detection or prevention behaviors. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago.

Smith, S. W., Hamel, L. M., Kotowski, M. R., Munday, S.,  Atkin, C. K., Stohl, C., Skubisz, C. M., & LaPlante, C. (2009, May). Action tendency emotions evoked by memorable breast cancer messages and their association with prevention and detection behaviors. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Chicago.

Smith, S., LaPlante, C.., Wibert, W. N., Mayer, A .R., Atkin, C., Klein, K.K., et al. (2009, May). Student generated protective behaviors to avert severe harm. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Chicago.

Whitten, P. S., Nazione, S. A., Smith, S., & LaPlante, C. (2009, May). Utilization of evidence strategies by breast cancer websites targeting diverse audiences. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Chicago.

LaPlante, C. & Smith, S. W. (2009, April). Language variation and its effect on the believability of social norms messages. Poster presented at the 2009 Michigan State University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum, East Lansing, MI.

LaPlante, C., Smith, S. W., Nazione, S., & Kotowski, M. (2008, November). The effects of the framing of memorable breast cancer messages on leading people to engage in detection or prevention behaviors.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Breast Cancer and Environment Research Centers, Birmingham, AL.

Whitten, P., Nazione, S., Smith, S. W., & LaPlante, C. (2008, August). The presence of diversity on breast cancer websites. Poster presented at the 2008 National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media, Atlanta, GA.

Smith, S. W., Munday, S., LaPlante, C., Kotowski, M. R.  Atkin, C.. K., Skubisz, C., & Stohl, C. (2008, May).  Types and Sources of Memorable Breast Cancer Messages: Their Impact on Prevention and Detection Behaviors. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Montreal.

Whitten, P., Smith, S. W., Munday, S., & LaPlante, C. (2008, May). Evaluating the basic design tenets and content of the top breast cancer websites. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Montreal.

Whitten, P., Smith, S. W., Munday, S., & LaPlante, C. (2008, May). Motivating women to perform healthy breast cancer behaviors: An evaluation of breast cancer websites. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Montreal.

Whitten P., Munday, S., LaPlante, C., & Smith, S. W. (2008, May).  Motivating Women to Perform Healthy Breast Cancer Behaviors: An Evaluation of Breast Cancer Websites.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Montreal.

LaPlante, C., Mayer, A., & Smith, S. (2008, April). Student generated protective behaviors to avert severe harms caused by alcohol consumption. Poster presented at the 2008 Michigan State University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum, East Lansing, MI.

Smith, S. W., Hamel, L. M., Kotowski, M. R., Munday, S., LaPlante, C., Atkin, C. K., Stohl, C., & Skubisz, C. M. (2008, April). Action tendency emotions associated with memorable breast cancer messages and prevention and detection behaviors. Poster presented at the 2008 Kentucky Conference on Health Communication, Lexington, KY.

Munday, S., LaPlante, C., Smith, S. W., & Atkin, C. K. (2007, November). Annotated bibliography of relevant journals for possible publication of advocate and communication research. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Centers, Cincinnati, OH.

Smith, S. W., Munday, S., LaPlante, C., Kotowski, M. R., Atkin, C. K., Skubisz, C. M., & Stohl, C. (2007, November). Types and sources of memorable breast cancer messages and their impact on prevention and detection behaviors. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Centers, Cincinnati, OH.

Whitten, P., Smith, S. W., Munday, S., & LaPlante, C. (2007, November). Suggested guidelines for breast cancer websites.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Centers, Cincinnati, OH.

LaPlante, C., Munday, S., Whitten, P., & Smith, S. (2007, April). The prevalence of theoretical behavior change components in the top breast cancer websites to encourage detection or prevention behaviors and to solicit donations. Poster presented at the 2007 Michigan State University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum, East Lansing, MI.

Whitten, P., Smith, S. W., Munday, S., & LaPlante, C. (2006, October). Evaluating the design and information of the top breast cancer web sites. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Breast Cancer and Environment Research Centers, Berkeley, CA.

Panels and Invited Presentations

Lauckner, C., Holtz, B., & Whitten, P. (2013, March). Realizing the potential of mHealth: Where we are and where we’re going. Webinar presented for the American Telemedicine Association’s mHealth Special Interest Group.

Whitten, P., Lauckner, C., Holtz, B., Valencia, R., & Poropatich, R. (2012, May). Multiple Perspectives on the State of Mobile Apps in Health. Panel presented at the annual conference of the American Telemedicine Association, San Jose.

LaPlante, C., & Cornacchione, J. (2011). Using Social Media and Networking in Rural Healthcare. Presentation at the 14th Annual Michigan Rural Health Conference, Mt. Pleasant, MI.

Whitten, P., Sprang, R., Holtz, B., Gregg, J., LaPlante, C., & Cornacchione, J. (2010, April). Telemedicine: An innovative platform for health interventions. Panel presented at the Kentucky Conference on Health Communication, Lexington, KY.

Book Chapters

Holtz, B., Lauckner, C., & Whitten, P. (in press). Mobile health: The way forward in providing innovative health care solutions. In Telemedicine: Emerging Technologies, Applications, and Impact on Health Care Outcomes. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Lauckner, C. & Whitten, P. (2014). A primer for using social media and mobile apps in healthcare. In D. K. Kim, A. Singhal, &G. Kreps, (Eds.), Health Communication: Strategies for Developing Global Health Programs. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.

Grant-Funded Work

Using Cell Phones to Understand Social Networks of Young Men                                          
ID#: R21DA031146-01A1
Role: Postdoctoral Researcher
PI: Trace Kershaw
Funding Dates: 6/2012—5/2014
Funding Agency: NIDA
Total Funding: $248,938

Implementation of Telepsychiatry Program in Rural Oncology Clinics
ID#: R21MH080699-02
Role: Study Coordinator
PI: Pamela Whitten
Funding Dates: 1/2009—11/2013
Funding Agency: NIMH
Total Funding: $235,800

Living Kidney Donor Communication
Role: Research Assistant
PI: Sandi Smith
Award Date: 5/2011
Funding Agency: Craig Peters Organ Donation Fund

Michigan State Social Norms Campaign for Reduced Alcohol Consumption
Role: Research Assistant
PIs: Sandi Smith and Dennis Martell
Funding Dates: 1/2003—12/2005
Funding Agency: Anheuser-Busch Foundation

Breast Cancer & the Environment Research Centers (BCERC) Translation Core
ID#: U01ES/CA 012771
Role: Research Assistant
PI: Sandra Haslam
Funding Agency: NCI/NIEHS

Project Work

Smartphones, Health, and Relationships (SHARE) Study
Role: Co-PI
PIs: Nathan Hansen, Carolyn Lauckner
Sponsoring Organization: UGA Department of Health Promotion and Behavior
Dates: 9/2015–Present

Technology Use and Sexual Health Survey
Role: Study Coordinator and co-PI
PIs: Nathan Hansen, Carolyn Lauckner, Lucy Ingram
Sponsoring Organization: UGA Department of Health Promotion and Behavior
Dates: 5/2015—Present                                

Michigan State University and Sparrow Health Systems Telestroke Consortium       
Role: Study Coordinator
PI: David Kaufman
Sponsoring Organization: MSU Department of Neurology
Dates: 5/2012—12/2014

TeleICU Standards and Guidelines Workgroup
Role: Consultant
PI: Theresa Davis
Sponsoring Organization: American Telemedicine Association
Dates: 9/2012—3/2013

Practice Guidelines for Desktop and Mobile Device Telemental Health
Role: Consultant
PI: Carolyn Turvey
Sponsoring Organization: American Telemedicine Association
Dates: 1/2012—2/2012

Remote Data Management Literature Search
Role: Consultant
PI: Jordana Bernard
Sponsoring Organization: American Telemedicine Association
Dates: 11/2011—12/2011

Benefits and Barriers to Participation in a Social Media Needs Assessment
Role: Research Assistant
PI: Cliff Lampe
Sponsoring Organization: MSU Extension
Dates: 5/2010—6/2010

Honors and Awards

Kaplan Fellowship, Michigan State University, 2013
Awarded to outstanding graduate students in the Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media department ($1250)

Summer Research Fellowship, Michigan State University, 2012
Awarded for the completion of original research by graduate students in the College of Communication Arts & Sciences ($1850)

Summer Research Fellowship, Michigan State University, 2011
Awarded for the completion of original research by graduate students in the College of Communication Arts & Sciences ($1400)

Professional Service

Publication Reviewer

Telemedicine and e-Health Journal
Behavioral Medicine
Health Communication
Journal of Health Communication
Journal of Communication
Health Promotion International
Informatics for Health and Social Care
Journal of Medical Internet Research
The Scientific World Journal

Professional Memberships

American Telemedicine Association, mHealth Special Interest Group
National Communication Association

Community Service and Training

Grant preparation and assistance, AIDS Athens
Delivery of staff training, AIDS Athens
AIDS 101 volunteer training participant, AID Atlanta
UGA Safe Space training participant, UGA LGBT Resource Center