AIM Club

Analytics, Insights and
Measurement (AIM) Club

The Analytics, Insights, and Measurement (AIM) Club is a central place for graduate education and training at Grady College.



The AIM Club has three missions. First, it promotes graduate student-led research and their active role in organizing and driving research plans and actions. Second, it leverages existing graduate classes and research facilities in Grady, aiming to bolster faculty mentoring and collaboration with graduate students. Third, it provides a forum for new insights, conversation, and shared learning, cultivating an intellectually vibrant climate built on Grady’s theoretical and methodological diversity. AIM Club houses several faculty and graduate student-affiliated research groups and provides education and resources for graduate students.


March 26, 2019
“Communicating during an Outbreak or Public Health Investigation”
Glen Nowak
Abstract: Epidemiologists and medical investigators deployed to disease outbreaks and public health investigations involving illness and deaths often need to communicate the journalists, local officials, and community members. This chapter […]
January 14, 2019
“The Effects of Influencer Type (Micro vs. Macro Influencer) and Brand Placement Type of Consumer Responses to Influencer Advertising.”
Taeyeon Kim (Grady PhD Student) was awarded the 2018-2019 American Academy of Advertising Dissertation Award ($2,500) for her proposal “The Effects of Influencer Type (Micro vs. Macro Influencer) and Brand […]
May 17, 2021
“Thou Shall Discern? Religious Native Ad Processing and Outcomes”
Marilyn Primovic
Marilyn Primovic’s dissertation proposal “Thou Shall Discern? Religious Native Ad Processing and Outcomes” was selected for $1400 of funding from the American Academy of Advertising Dissertation Award Competition. My chair […]
December 10, 2018
“#YSL, is this enough?” Effects of Brand Name versus Empowerment Advertising Campaign Hashtags in Instagram Posts of Luxury versus Mass-market Cosmetic Brands
Abstract: This study examined effects of hashtag type (brand name versus empowering campaign hashtag) on information value and attitude towards hashtags. Results indicated that consumers showed more favorable attitudes towards […]


  • Headshot of Jeong Yeob Han

    Jeong-Yeob Han

    Associate Professor; Director of Strategic Health & Risk Communication Program; Director of Analytics, Insights, & Measurement (AIM) Club

    About: Dr. Han teaches undergraduate Health Communication and Health & Risk Communication Campaigns courses and graduate Mass Communication Research Method and Technology and Health courses. Research foci include health communication […]

  • Itai Himelboim

    Thomas C. Dowden Professor of Media Analytics; Director of the SEE Suite: Social media Engagement & Evaluation; Associate Professor

    About: Dr. Himelboim, the Thomas C. Dowden Professor of Media Analytics and director of the SEE Suite, studies the role social media plays in news, politics and international communication. Through […]

  • Yan Jin

    C. Richard Yarbrough Professor in Crisis Communication Leadership; Professor of Public Relations; Director of Crisis Communication Think Tank; Associate Director of Center for Health & Risk Communication

    About Dr. Yan Jin currently teaches undergraduate Crisis Communication course and graduate Crisis Communication and Strategic Conflict Management, ADPR Theory, and Mass Communication Theory courses. Her primary research programs are […]

  • Headshot of Jooyoung Kim

    Jooyoung Kim

    Director, James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research; Dan Magill Georgia Athletic Association Professor in Sports Communications; Professor

    About Dr. Kim is the director of the Cox International Center and the executive director of the Cox Center CAM Fellows Program. His research focuses on the interaction between advertising […]

  • Headshot of Glen Nowak

    Glen Nowak

    Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Co-Director of Center for Health & Risk Communication, Professor

    About: Nowak is responsible for developing and managing the College’s new Center for Health and Risk Communication, which seeks to foster an interdisciplinary approach to health and risk-related Communication projects, […]

  • Glenna Read

    Associate Professor of Advertising

    About: Dr. Read teaches Media Strategy and Insights and Analytics. Research interests are media psychology/effects, identity and representation, and psychophysiology. View Curriculum Vitae Education: Ph.D., Mass Communication, Indiana University M.A., […]

Research Groups

  • AdBiS (Advertising & Branding Insights Studio)

    AdBiS’ purpose is to produce research-driven insights connecting advertising and branding.

  • BBAM (Brain, Body and Media Lab)

    BBAM’s research interest is applying psychophysiological tools to investigate questions about media and advertising.

  • CIA (Crisis Insights & Analytics Lab)

    This group collaborates with scholars and practitioners to examine and provide insights on effective and ethical management of crisis issues, strategic conflict management and risk communication.

  • CRMC (Computational Research Methods Club)

    CRMC aims to enhance students’ learning through hands-on experiences and utilize cutting-edge data-driven analytic tools.

  • HEART (Health & Environmental Advertising Research Team)

    The HEART group examines the influence of health and environmental information disseminated through multiple media channels in the context of COVID-19, cancer, vaccination and more.

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Questions about the Analytics, Insights and Measurement (AIM) Club?

Jeong-Yeob Han, Associate Professor of Advertising, AIM (Analytics, Insights, & Measurement) Club Coordinator


Spring 2024 Board of Trust and Alumni Board meeting

The Grady College Board of Trust and Alumni Board will meet at Grady College on Friday, April 26.

Grady Salutes

We look forward to recognizing our Alumni Award honorees and Grady Fellowship inductees at Grady Salutes on April 26, 2024, on the Schnitzer Family Media Lawn. Register here.

Students walking outside of Grady College.

Prospective Student Day (Virtual)

Prospective Student Day is an opportunity for prospective high school and transfer students and their parents to learn more about Grady College. In addition to a guided tour, students will hear about admission and eligibility requirements and programs of study. Spring 2024 tour dates are Feb. 23, March 22 (virtual), April 12 and May 3 (virtual). Register here: For questions or to schedule a private visit, please contact: Marcella Genut, Prospective Student Advisor. Email:

Spring 2024 Grady College Convocation

Congratulations to our spring 2024 graduates!

Grady College’s Spring 2024 Convocation Celebration will take place in the Grand Hall, Athens Classic Center at 300 N Thomas St. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. for the ceremony that starts at 2 p.m. All students wishing to participate in the ceremony must arrive for check-in before 1:45 p.m. You will receive your name card and wait for the processional to begin. Graduates will have their names read in front of family, friends, faculty and staff as they walk across the stage. Dress is professional; caps and gowns are not worn for Grady Convocation. The ceremony will be live streamed. Tickets are not required for graduates or their guests for the convocation. Please RSVP here before May 1, 2024.

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Spring 2024 Grady College Graduation Celebration

Graduates and their parents are invited to celebrate with other graduates and faculty/staff at this drop-in celebration. Guests will enjoy light refreshments and photo opportunities with Dean Davis and others. Tickets are not required for the celebration at Grady.  

UGA Spring 2024 Undergraduate Commencement

Ceremony start time: 7:30 p.m. – Graduates should arrive by 6:45 p.m. Doors open: 5:30 p.m. Tickets are required for all graduates at the Spring Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony. More information will be posted to the website under Tickets. Tickets Graduates must register for a ticket to sit on the field. All eligible graduates will receive further instructions on ticket registration via email prior to the registration opening. Undergraduate students who apply to graduate for Spring 2024 or Summer 2024 by the graduation application deadline will be eligible to register for tickets. Check here for more information. For questions regarding eligibility for graduation, please contact the Office of the Registrar at