Christina Selby - Coastal Carolina University
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Christina Selby

Associate Chair/ Associate Professor, Communication - Health

Jonathan Doe
Contact Christina Selby

Brittain Hall 315

Fall 2021 Office Hours
Mondays/Wednesdays 10:00 - 11:30am
*Please email for an appointment. 


Dr. Selby spent most of her upbringing in the suburbs of Indianapolis, Indiana – a true Midwesterner at heart. She received her BA and MA in Communication from the University of Dayton in Ohio. A family  health crisis inspired her pursuit of a doctorate in Health Communication from the University of Kentucky. This event continues to inspire her teaching and research in the field. She has a wonderful husband, Easton, and two young children, Wyatt and Ella. She also enjoys inspiring students, traveling, running, being active, and being outdoors.


Ph.D., University of Kentucky, (Health Communication)

M.A., University of Dayton, (Communication)

B.A., University of Dayton, (Communication)

Selected Publications

Dalelio, C., Selby, C., & Barker, G. (2017). Listening for learning: Using focus groups to assess students’ knowledge. In F. Reisman & S. DiPietro (Eds.) Drexel University Conference Proceedings Book, 1(1), 3-13.

Anderson, C. N., Holody, K. J., Flynn, M. A., & Hussa-Farrell, R. (2017). An exploratory evaluation of the feasibility, acceptability, and efficacy of the Mental Fitness disordered eating program in schools. Eating Disorders, 25(3), 230-245.

Holody, K. J., Anderson, C. N., Craig, C. M., & Flynn, M. A. (2016). “Drunk in love: The portrayal of risk behavior in music lyrics. Journal of Health Communication, 21(10), 1098-1106.

Flynn, M. A., Craig, C. M., Anderson, C. N., & Holody, K. J. (2016). “Look at me now”: The presence of objectification and beauty ideals in popular music lyrics. Sex Roles, 75, 164-176.

Blau, N. D., & Anderson, C. N. (2016). Understanding unhealthy life transitions: Relationships between perceived bullying and tobacco use, binge drinking, and marijuana use. 2016 AURCO Journal, 33-52.

Anderson, C. N., Holody, K. J., & Fondren, W. (2015). Social support for ongoing elder healthcare. In Hills, W. E. (Ed.), Gerontology and older adult issues: Russian and the USA, a cross-cultural analysis. Moscow, Russia: Russian State Social University Press.

Fondren, W., Dalelio, C. M., & Anderson, C. N. (2015) Psychological and communicological factors in elder adoption of information technologies. In Hills, W. E. (Ed.), Gerontology and older adult issues: Russian and the USA, a cross-cultural analysis. Moscow, Russia: Russian State Social University Press. 

Anderson, C. N., & Holody, K. J. (2014). Stimulating dialogue: Measuring success of the "Smoke Free Horry" campaign. International Quarterly of Community Health Education, 34(4), 331-349.

Anderson, C. N., Noar, S. M., & Rogers, B. (2013). The persuasive power of oral health promotion messages: A theory of planned behavior approach to dental checkups, Health Communication, 28(3), 304-313.

Noar, S. M., Crosby, R., Benac, C., Snow, G., & Troutman, A. (2011). Applying the attitude-social-influence-efficacy model to condom use among African-American STD clinic patients: Implications for tailored health communication. AIDS & Behavior, 15(5), 1045-1057.

Anderson, C. N., Harris, M. S., Kovarik, R., & Skelton, J. (2010). Discovering expectant mothers’ beliefs about oral health: An application of the CenteringPregnancySmiles™ program. International Quarterly of Community Health Education, 30(2), 115-140.

Teaching Areas

Research Methods (undergraduate & graduate)

Health Communication (Introduction to Health Communication, Health & the Media, Interpersonal Health Communication)

Research Areas

Encouraging people to live healthier lives through powerful persuasive messages is the area of research about which she is most passionate.  She is a quantitative researcher with primary research interest in health communication, specifically focused on health campaigns, health messages in the media, and message design.