UMass Boston

Reed Reynolds

Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise

Persuasion, Health Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Research Design and Analysis


PhD (Communication), Michigan State University, 2020
MA (Communication), San Diego State University, 2013
BA (Communication), San Diego State University, 2010

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Reed M. Reynolds is an assistant professor of communication at University of Massachusetts, Boston. He studies mechanisms of social influence in the context of health behavior, misinformation diffusion, and social networks. His research uses theories of limited cognitive capacity, attribution, and emotion to explain how communication shapes socially relevant beliefs, motivations, and behaviors. Reed also specializes in methodology including agent-based modeling, factor analysis, and physiological indicators of stress.