Conference Papers

2020

Bresnahan, Yan, Hussain, & Zhu (2020). In the Eye of the Beholder:  Terror Management Theory and Reactions to Latinx and Muslim Immigrants in the U.S. Paper accepted for presentation at the National Communication Association conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, August 7-9, 2020.

DeSouza, & Hussain (2020). The Media, “Howdy Modi!”, and Hindutva: A Troubled and Troubling Spectacle of Hindu Nationalism in the United States. Paper accepted for presentation at the National Communication Association conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, August 7-9, 2020.

Shahbaz, Hussain, Silcock, & Wieffering (2020). A Comparative Study on the Visual Framing of Kashmir Conflict: An Application of Social Identity Theory. Paper accepted for presentation at the National Communication Association conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, August 7-9, 2020.

Hussain, S., Ewoldsen, D (2020). How Nostalgia Influences Boundary Expansion of the Self? Presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Convention in New Orleans, February 27-29, 2020.

Hussain, S. (2020). Heartwarming vs. Heartbreaking Nonprofit Ads on Social Media. Presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Convention in New Orleans, February 27-29, 2020.

2019

Bresnahan, M., Xiaodi, Z., Yi, Z., Hussain, S., (2019). ‘Nostalgia Narratives: Can they improve attitudes toward Muslim Immigrants?’ Top accepted for faculty paper award for presentation at the National Communication Association conference, Baltimore, MD.

Deng, T., Alhabash, S., Lynch, K., Olivia, L., Hussain, S (2019). Context Matters! Effects of Contextual Information on Processing of Social Media Ads. Paper accepted for presentation at Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Toronto CA, Aug 7-10 2019.

Xiaodi, Z., Bresnahan, M., Yi, Z., Hussain, S., (2019).Responses to the Muslim Ban, Narrative Impact, and Intention to Help Muslim Immigrants.Paper accepted for presentation at International Communication Association (ICA) conference, Washington DC, May 25-28 2019.

2018

Bresnahan, M., Yi, Z., Xiaodi, Z., Hussain, S., (2018). The Impact of Narratives on Attitudes toward Muslim Immigrants in the U.S. Paper accepted as Top Faculty Paper in International and Intercultural Communication division of National Communication Association conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, November 11, 2018.

Lynch, K., Deng, T., Alhabash, S., Lee, O., Hussain, S., Torres, A., Clark, E.(2018). Emotional transfer: How Ad processing and evaluations are affected by preceding content. Paper accepted for presentation at American Academy of Advertising 2018 Annual Conference, New York, March 22-25, 2018.

Hussain, S., Park, T., Yildirim, I., Xiang, Z., Cockman, A.,(2018). Virtual Reality-based Counseling for People with Mild Depression. Paper accepted for presentation at HCI International 2018 conference, Las Vegas, July 15-20, 2018.

2017

Hussain, S., Deng, T., & Alhabash, S.(2017). Feel-good smoking prevention messages – nostalgia vs. fear vs. disgust. Paper presented in the Communicating Science, Health, Environment, and Risk Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, August 9-12, 2017.

Hussain, S. (2017). Chaos, quest and restitution narratives of depression on Tumblr. Paper presented in the Visual Communication Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, August 9-12, 2017. Top Poster Award

Zhuang, J., Cheng, Y., Lapinski, M., Hussain, S., Yue, G., (2017). The effects of social norms and value-relevant involvement on information processing and behavior. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference, San Diego, May 25-29, 2017.

Lynch, K., Deng, T., Lee, O., Hussain, A., Clark, E., Tham, S., Torres, A., & Alhabash, S. (2017). Is it the Ad or What Precedes it?: Psychophysiological Responses to Video Ads Following Emotional Content, an Excitation Transfer Perspective. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference, San Diego, May 25-29, 2017.

Mundel, J., Lynch, K., Nelson, M., Clark, E., Deng, T., Hussain, S., Kanver, D., Nieves-Pizzarro, Y., Alhabash, S., McAlister, A., Quilliam, E., & Richards, J. (2017). Investigating psychophysiological processing of alcohol advertising on social media among underage minors: policy implications. Paper accepted for presentation to the Advertising Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, August 9-12, 2017.

Mundel, J., Lynch, K., Nelson, M., Alhabash, S., Clark, E., Deng, T., Hussain, S, Kanver, D., McAlister, A., Nieves-Pizzarro, Y., Quilliam, E.T., Richards, J. (2017). The effect of model’s age on evaluations and behavioral; intentions related to alcohol social media advertisements. Poster presented at the D.C. Health Communication Conference, Washington, D.C., April 28-29, 2017. Top Poster Award

Hussain, S., Ogundimu, F., Bhattaria, S., (2017). Chatbot for family planning counseling. Paper presented at the HCI Across Borders symposium at Computer Human Interaction conference, Denver, CO. May 6-9, 2017.

Hussain, S. (2017). Visual narratives of depression on social media. Paper presented at the D.C. Health Communication conference, Fairfax, VA. April 28-29, 2017.

Hussain, S., Alhabash, S., (2017). Easing depression through nostalgia. Paper presented at the D.C. Health Communication conference, Fairfax, VA. April 28-29, 2017.

2016

Hussain, S. (2016). Untold Stories of Mobile Health: Systematic Analysis of Global Digital Health Network discussion threads. Paper presented at the Global Digital Health Forum, Maryland, USA.

Zhuang, J., Hussain, S., & Cheng, Ying (2016). Remembering the Past and Promoting Other-Beneficial Health Behaviors—Testing Message Framing and Nostalgia for Organ Donation. Paper presented at the National Communication Association conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Hussain, S. (2016). Chatbot for family planning counseling. Paper presented at the USAID’s Higher Education Solutions Network Student Innovation Challenge. MIT, Boston.

Kanthawala, S., Yuan, S., Peng, W., & Hussain, S. (2016). A qualitative study of user perceptions of health and fitness mobile apps: Perceived benefits and barriers. Paper presented at the American Public Health Association, Chicago, IL.

Hussain, S., Yuan, S., Hales, K., & Cotten, S. (2016). Slow but steady: Older adults Facebook use for intergenerational communication. Aging in America Conference, Washington, DC.

Hussain, S. (2016). Exploring Nostalgic Emotional Appeals for Smoking Prevention. Poster presented at the Kentucky Health Communication Conference, Lexington, Kentucky.

Hussain, S. (2016). Mobile Phone-Based Interactive Videos for Perinatal Depression. Paper presented at the Development Consortium–HCI Across Borders, Computer Human Interaction (CHI), San Francisco, CA.

Hussain, S. (2016). Visual illness narratives of depression. Paper presented at the Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Hussain, S., & Huh, J. (Feb 2016). App for collaborative decision making with community leaders during crisis. Paper presented at the Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), conference, San Francisco, CA.

2015

Hales, K., Hussain, S., Yuan, S., & Cotten, S. (2015). Communication contact and preferences among older adults: the role of technology. Paper presented at the Aging in America Conference. Chicago, IL.

Hussain, S. (2015). Testing mobile phone ‘memory cards’ for child health awareness in a flood hit community of Pakistan. Paper presented at the Wireless Health Conference, National Institute of Health (NIH).

2014

Hussain, S. (2014). Entertainment-education radio drama serial for mother and child health promotion in Pakistan. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference, Washington, Seattle.

Hussain, S. (2014). Lessons learned from mother and child health IVR launched in the earthquake hit areas of Pakistan. Paper presented at the mHealth Summit. Washington, DC.

2013

Hussain, S., & Lapinski, M. (2013). A Case Study on Ten-Year Implementation of the Ku Saurara! Entertainment-Education Project in Northern Nigeria. Paper presented at the National Communication Conference, Washington DC.

Hussain, S. (2013). Exploring Nostalgia as an emotional persuasive appeal – Paper presented at the D.C. Health Communication Conference, George Mason University, USA.

2012

Hussain, S. (2012). Can public health service branding and marketing boost utilization? Paper presented at the Graduate Academic Conference, Michigan State University.

2010

Hussain, S. (2010). Use of mobile phones for Mother and Child health awareness in the earthquake-hit areas of Pakistan. ICT4D conference, London, UK.