On October 4, 2019, Dr. Yifeng Hu and two Communication Studies and Public Health double majors, Katie La Capria and Deanna Amarosa, presented “Applying Health Communication Strategies in Designing an Interactive Video Game with Narrative Immersion: Educating College Freshmen about Mindful Drinking” at CUNY City Tech Health Communication Symposium. The Symposium was funded by National Communication Association Advancing the Discipline Grant, and attracted experts from various institutions such as Columbia University, George Mason University, and University of Texas at Austin.
Attending the Health Communication Symposium was an incredible and valuable experience for Dr. Hu’s students.
“I am honored to have had the opportunity to learn about research being conducted by professionals in the field, as well as being able to share our own work to a large audience – something we have never done before.” – Katie La Capria
“Attending this conference exposed me to the many aspects of health communication and the different settings in which it is applied. Listening to the different speakers and presentations was very informative and interesting, teaching me a lot about the field and helping me prepare for a future career. Having the opportunity to present at the conference was valuable as it allowed us to gather feedback for our project from the health communication perspective.” – Deanna Amarosa
Dr. Yifeng Hu and her students have been collaborating with Professor Josh Fishburn and his students from Interactive Multimedia on this innovative mindful drinking video game project for a little over a year.