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Program Coordinator and Academic Advisor for the HCOM program. Dr. Weiner’s role includes designing and teaching courses, advising current and prospective students, providing professional mentoring for students and overseeing several administrative tasks within the program. Research and teaching interests: health and family communication, family communication and conflict, family communication about genetic risks, and developmental care …

Lauren Weiner Read More »

I study health communication in personal and patient-provider relationships, specifically focusing on the role communication plays in how people understand health. My research illuminates two perspectives: individuals’ understandings of their own health and individuals’ understandings of others’ health. My first line of research examines how people’s understandings of their own health are fundamentally shaped by …

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Professor of Communication Studies at Elmhurst College. Research and teaching interests: intercultural health communication, impact of reoccurring arguments on physical and mental health, narrative medicine, stigma, and shared decision-making.

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