Dr. Archana Krishnan is Associate Professor of Communication in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Albany. She is also Affiliate Faculty in the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity’s Department of Information Science and more recently, a member of the Engaged Researchers Working Group. She received her Ph.D. in Communication Sciences from the University of Connecticut with a specialization in computer-mediated communication, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship from Yale University in mobile health (mHealth). Her expertise is in communication sciences with an emphasis on communication technology and new media. This is complemented by advanced training in quantitative methodology including multiple regression, longitudinal data analysis and structural equation modeling
Dr. Krishnan's research is grounded in health communication, computer-mediated communication, mHealth and global public health. One of her key interests is to examine how mobile technologies can be leveraged to improve and maintain favorable health behaviors, e.g., medication adherence, in underserved populations. She has presented at several national and international conferences and has published in Information, Communication and Society, Journal of Health Communication, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Mobile Media and Communication, Computers in Human Behavior, PLoS ONE, AIDS and Behavior, and Health Communication. She was recognized as an mHealth scholar at the prestigious 2016 NIH/UCLA mHealth Training Institute, and has received research grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute of Mental Health and Bristol-Myers Squibb.