Dhavan Shah

Position title: McLeod Professor of Communication Research and Maier-Bascom Chair, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, UW-Madison

Email: dshah@wisc.edu

Website: Dhavan Shah's website

Dhavan V. Shah (Ph.D. University of Minnesota) is the McLeod Professor of Communication Research and Maier-Bascom Chair in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is Director of the Mass Communication Research Center and Research Director of the Center for Communication and Civic Renewal. His focus on the intersecting power of framing and social capital has shaped his research on: (1) the influence of message construction and processing, (2) the communication dynamics shaping civic and political participation, and (3) the role of online interactions in chronic disease management.

Research areas

Political communication, health communication, political behavior, online communities, computational social science