Jacqueline Hua, Ph.D., M.A.

Jacqueline Hua
Jacqueline Hua, Ph.D., M.A.
Entry Year

Doctoral Degree

Ph.D., Psychological Sciences, University of California, Merced (2022)

Master's Degrees

  • M.P.H., Epidemiology, University of California, Berkeley (exp 2023)
  • M.A., Psychological Sciences, University of California, Merced (2020)

Research Interests

Cancer Screening; Cancer Information Avoidance; Treatment Decision-Making; Psychosocial Predictors of Cancer; Cancer Disparities


Simonovic N, Taber JM, Scherr CL, Dean M, Hua J, Howell JL, Chaudhry BM, Wain KE, Politi MC. Uncertainty in healthcare and health decision making: Five methodological and conceptual research recommendations from an interdisciplinary team. J Behav Med. 2022 Dec 27. doi: 10.1007/s10865-022-00384-5. Online ahead of print. PMID: 36574173.

Howell JL, Sweeny K, Hua J, Werntz A, Hussain M, Hinojosa BM, Johnson AE, Lindgren KP, Meese W, O'Shea BA, Teachman BA. The role of uncertainty, worry, and control in well-being: Evidence from the COVID-19 outbreak and pandemic in U.S. and China. Emotion. 2022 Oct 6. doi: 10.1037/emo0001163. Online ahead of print. PMID: 36201796.

Hua J, Johnson AE, Pino S, Olson D, Nguyen T, Lawson L, Bedolla B, Howell JL. Social Threat Reduces Alcohol Consumption among College Students. Alcohol Alcohol. 2022 Jul 9;57(4):508-512. doi: 10.1093/alcalc/agac001. PMID: 35136919.

Alegria K, Fleszar-Pavlović S, Hua J, Ramirez Loyola M, Reuschel H, Song AV. How Socioeconomic Status and Acculturation Relate to Dietary Behaviors Within Latino Populations. Am J Health Promot. 2022 Mar;36(3):450-457. doi: 10.1177/08901171211059806. Epub 2022 Jan 17. PMID: 35038263.

Hua J, Johnson AE, Hussain M, Howell JL. Associations between perceived everyday discrimination and health among college students at a Hispanic-serving institution. J Health Psychol. 2022 Mar 27:13591053221083739. doi: 10.1177/13591053221083739. Online ahead of print. PMID: 35341352.

Alegria KE, Fleszar-Pavlović SE, Ngo DD, Beam A, Halliday DM, Hinojosa BM, Hua J, Johnson AE, McAnally K, McKinley LE, Temourian AA, Song AV. The Role of Risk Perceptions and Affective Consequences in COVID-19 Protective Behaviors. Int J Behav Med. 2021 Dec;28(6):801-807. doi: 10.1007/s12529-021-09970-4. Epub 2021 Apr 8. PMID: 33834368.

Hua J, Howell JL, Olson D. Eating together more but feeling worse: Discrepancies between observed and reported well-being of Latino(a/x) students at a Hispanic-Serving Institution. J Am Coll Health. 2021 Aug 11:1-5. doi: 10.1080/07448481.2021.1953033. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34379559.

Hua J, Howell JL, Sweeny K, Andrews SE. Outcomes of Physicians' Communication Goals During Patient Interactions. Health Commun. 2021 Jun;36(7):847-855. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2020.1719321. Epub 2020 Jan 28. PMID: 31992094.

Hua J, Howell JL. Coping self-efficacy influences health information avoidance. J Health Psychol. 2022 Mar;27(3):713-725. doi: 10.1177/1359105320965664. Epub 2020 Oct 21. PMID: 33086899.