Neha Gour

Neha Gour

Neha Gour

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Climate Change, Global Health, Science Communication

Neha Gour is pursuing her Ph.D. in Health Communication at the Department of Communication and is a Research Assistant at the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University, Virginia, USA. 

Her research focuses on collecting and assessing empirical evidence to foster effective climate change and public health communication. She actively uses her academic research to guide policy reforms and advocates for increased awareness on the health effects of climate change to advance public engagement in society.  

Prior to her doctoral studies, Neha had extensive work experience as a communication and knowledge management professional. She has led public engagement projects at leading international organizations, research think tanks, and government bodies in India including—Imagine Panaji Smart Cities in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Oxford Policy Management India, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, Centre for Policy Research, Centre for Civil Society, UNESCO, and Ministry of Education, Government of India.

Selected Publications

Gour, N. (2024, in-progress). Climate Change and Public Health in South Asia: A Review of Impacts, Perceptions, and Communication Strategies. In G. Bamezai, P. Sopory & U. Dutta (Eds.) Handbook of communication in (pre & post) pandemics: South Asian perspectives on securing health and well-being, Routledge.

Uppalapati, S., Ansah, P., Campbell, E., Gour, N., Thier, K., Kotcher, J., & Maibach, E. (2023). A global review of research on effective advocacy and communication strategies at the intersection of climate change and health. George Mason University. DOI: 10.31219/

Gour, N. (2023, July 10). Health misinformation’s deadly impact.

Gour, N. (2017, May). Analyzing development communication through a gender lens. Amity University, India.

Gour, N. (2016, December). Exploring the role of communications for development in promoting gender justice. Amity University, India.

Courses Taught

Instructor of Record, COMM 101: Fundamentals of Communication | 2022 - 2023



Ph.D. in Health Communication, George Mason University, Virginia (2022 - present)

Master in Journalism and Mass Communication, Amity University, India (2015 - 2017)

Bachelor in English Honors, University of Delhi, India (2012 - 2015)