Teaching Faculty

Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Oklahoma. Research and teaching interests: bilingual health communication, interpreters’ influences on health care services, and social support and health literacy for non-English speaking and/or minority patients.

Lisa Guntzviller is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Guntzviller has broad interests in interpersonal, family, and health communication, mainly with underserved populations (e.g., low-income, minority). Her research focuses on language brokering: when bilingual (English- and Spanish-speaking) children/adolescents linguistically and culturally mediate for their primarily Spanish-speaking …

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Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of Clinical Simulation at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Research and teaching: clinical communication skills in health care trainee education, compassionate communication in health-related organizations, and the use of simulation methodology in health care trainee education. Her most recent research project examines an interprofessional simulation event designed …

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Professor and Associate Head in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Research and teaching interests: family communication, privacy and secrets, disclosure of HIV/AIDS. Professor Caughlin recently received the Bernard J. Brommel Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Family Communication from the National Communication Association.

Elisabeth Bigsby studies persuasive health messages, such as anti-smoking campaigns, with a particular interest in how message features influence how people perceive and process information. Her overall interest is to understand how health information influences decisions to engage in health-related behaviors. Prior to UIUC, Dr. Bigsby held positions at Northeastern University in Boston and the …

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