Teaching Faculty

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 …

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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.

Professor of Communication as well as the College of Medicine at the Universityof Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is also the Associate Director of the HCOM program. Together, Professor Quick and his associates strive to save lives as well as greatly improve the quality of life for individuals by reducing the number of individuals currently waiting …

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Professor of Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Director of the HCOM program. Research and teaching interests: institutional theory, communication in health care organizations, and leadership. Professor Lammers consults with health care organizations, is the past chair of the Organizational Communication division of the National Communication Association, and is a past chair …

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Professor of Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Research and teaching interests: relational uncertainty, interpersonal relationships and mental health. Professor Knobloch is engaged in cross-disciplinary research investigating the role of relational stability or uncertainty on outcomes such as depression.

Professor of Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Research and teaching interests: argumentation, communication technology, research methods.

Research Health Scientist at the Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care at the Hines VA Hospital in Chicago and a Research Assistant Professor within the Program in Health Services Research at the Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University, Chicago. Research and teaching interests: consumer health informatics, specifically individuals living with chronic conditions and how …

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