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Dr. Holli Seitz

Assistant Professor

Department of Communication
P.O. Box PF
McComas Hall, Room 220
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Phone: 662-325-7840
Fax: 662-325-3210


  • BA 2005: Mississippi State University, Communication
  • MPH 2007: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Health Behavior
  • MA 2012: University of Pennsylvania, Communication
  • PhD 2016: University of Pennsylvania, Communication

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Communication
  • Elements of Persuasion

Research Interests

  • Health communication
  • Message effects
  • Media effects
  • Health equity

Representative Publications

  • Seitz, H. H., Gibson, L., Skubisz, C., Forquer, H., Mello, S., Schapira, M. M., Armstrong, K., Cappella, J. N. (2016). Effects of a risk-based online mammography intervention on accuracy of perceived risk and mammography intentions. Patient Education and Counseling. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2016.05.005

Professional Organizations

  • International Communication Association
  • National Communication Association
  • Society for Health Communication