MEET OUR DOCTORAL STUDENTS

Persis Ayeh

Appointments and Positions

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Communication Studies at IUPUI (2021-present)
Mentor, The Changemakers Project (2020-present)

Education

Ph.D. in Health Communication – Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis  (in progress)
MA in Communication – Illinois State University (2019 – 2021)
BA in Communication (Minor in English and Sociology) – University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana (2014 -2018)

Scholarly Interests

Health communication, health campaigns and message design, health information seeking and management, health prevention, and control and new media

Courses Taught

Fundamentals of Speech Communication


Jacob R. Watson

Appointments and Positions

Research Assistant, Department of Communication Studies IUPUI (2021-Present)
Research Associate, Global Health Communication Center at IUPUI (2018-Present)

Education

PhD in Health Communication – IUPUI (In Progress)
MA in Applied Communication Studies – IUPUI (2021)
BA in Communication Studies – IUPUI (2018)
AA in American Sign Language – Vincennes University (2016)

Scholarly Interests

Vaccine equity, mental health, global health, transportation/infrastructure and health, ethnography 

Presentations / Publications

Watson, J. (May 2021). Promoting flu and COVID vaccine equity: A collaborative, grant-funded promotional video and research project. Video presented at the International Conference “Communication & Culture”, presented remotely.

Odugleh-Kolev, A., Thomson, A., Parrish-Sprowl, S., Zuber, M., Ziberi, L., Goodin, L., Watson, J., Rascon, N., Lamb, M., & Parrish-Sprowl, J. (November 2020).

Communication at the crossroads: The trend towards complexity and quantum theory in the social sciences creates challenges and opportunities for communication theory and practice. [Conference Session]. National Communication Association Annual Convention, Indianapolis, IN. https://ww4.aievolution.com/nca2001/index.cfm?do=ev.viewEv&ev=10575

Guaralda, M., Watson, J., & Lamb, M. (November 2020). Are we making cities that make us sick? COVID-19, shelter in place, and the importance of public space for human health. [Conference Session]. National Communication Association Annual Convention, Indianapolis, IN. https://ww4.aievolution.com/nca2001/index.cfm?do=ev.viewEv&ev=14113

Awards/Grants

Grant, National Minority Quality Forum – $17,000 awarded to develop innovative programs to promote flu vaccination among people of color. (2020)

Sam H. Jones Community Service Scholarship- SLA Award Service-Learning Assistant (2020)

2020

Darla J. Imhausen-Slaughter

Appointments and Positions

Research Assistant, Department of Communication Studies at IUPUI (August 2020—Present)
Executive Director, End Lung Cancer Now, a lung cancer advocacy network (November 2020-present)

Education

PhD in Communication—Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (in progress)
MPH in Behavioral Science and Health Education—Emory University (2008)
BS in Allied Health Science, Respiratory Therapy—The Ohio State University (2003)

Scholarly Interests

Health communication, patient-provider communication, interprofessional communication, empathic healthcare, cancer advocacy campaigns

Recent Presentation

Imhausen-Slaughter, D. J. (2021, February). Amplifying the Patient’s Voice: Perceptions of Relational Empathy in Telehealth. Paper presented at the Fairbanks Conference for Clinical Ethics (virtual).

Recent Award

Top Graduate Research Paper, April 2020

2019

Emilie Madsen

 

 

 


Clarissa Bowers-Cheslyn

Appointments and Positions

Director of Learning, Carrot Fertility (2021-present)
Research Assistant, Department of Communication Studies at IUPUI (2019-present)
Assistant Speech and Debate Coach and Adjunct Faculty, Department of Communication at University of Indianapolis (2018-present)
Associate Faculty, Department of English at Ivy Tech (2017-2019)

Education

PhD in Health Communication – Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (in progress)
MH in Communication – Tiffin University (2016)
BS in Organizational Communication – Ball State University (2012)

Scholarly Interests

Health communication, grief, bereavement, familial loss, food allergies, infertility, communication work.

Courses taught

Speech and Debate
Foundations of Speech Communication

Presentations / Publications

Bowers, C., (2021, April) Black, White, and grey: The role of race in Physician-Patient Interaction Model portrayals on Grey’s Anatomy. Paper presentation, D.C. Health Communication Conference, Virtual

Tipton, W., Kasting, M., Head, K., Bowers, C., Zimet, G., (2021, April) Variability of COVID-19 noncompliance reporting and penalties at Indiana universities: A content analysis. Poster presentation, D.C. Health Communication Conference, Virtual

Bute, J. J., Bowers, C., & Park, D. (2021). Parents’ communication work in the management of food allergies. Health Communication, 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2021.1880051


Kelsey E. Binion

Appointments and Positions

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Communication Studies at IUPUI (2020-present)
Research Assistant, Department of Pediatric Urology (NIH grant: K23DK111987) at IU School of Medicine (2020-present)
Student Trustee, Indiana University (2021-present)
Liberal Arts Representative, Graduate and Professional Student Government at IUPUI (2019-present)

Education

PhD in Health Communication – Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis (2019-in progress)
MA in Applied Communication – Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis (2017-2019)
BA in Communication and Spanish – DePauw University (2014)

Scholarly Interests

Health communication, interpersonal relationships, maternal health, interprofessional healthcare teams, patient decision aids

Courses Taught

Introduction to Research Methods
Media Literacy
Fundamentals of Speech Communication

Presentations / Publications


Binion, K., Miller, A. D., Misseri, R., Kaefer, M., Hoffmann-Longtin, K., Carroll, A. E., Wiehe, S. E., & Chan, K. (2021, October). Ask the parents: Testing the acceptability and usability of a hypospadias decision aid. Oral presentation presented at Society for Medical Decision Making (virtual).

Brann, M., Binion, K., Daulton, B. (2021, March). Repetitive information communication of COVID-19 matters: Knowledge, EPPM, and preventive behaviors. Paper presented at Central States Communication Association (virtual).

Binion, K. (2020, November). An evaluation of communication behaviors during an interprofessional healthcare simulation. Paper presented at National Communication Association (virtual).

Hoffmann-Longtin, K., & Binion, K. E. Creating choice and building consensus: Invitational rhetoric as a strategy to promote vasectomies in the United States. Rhetoric of Health & Medicine. Accepted, forthcoming.

Awards/Grants

2021 IUPUI Elite 50 Award – Premier 10 Awardee

2021 CSCA Top Paper – Health Communication Interest Group – Repetitive Information Communication of COVID-19 Matters: Knowledge, EPPM, and Prevention Behaviors

2021 IUPUI Sherry Queener Graduate Student Excellence Award Nominee on behalf of the IUPUI School of Liberal Arts

2020 IUPUI Graduate School Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award

2019 & 2020 IUPUI Communication Studies’ Outstanding Graduate Paper

2020 CSCA Top Student Paper – Health Communication Interest Group – Assessing Communication Effectiveness in Interprofessional Healthcare Teams

2020 Finalist for the ICA/NCA Amanda L. Kundrat Thesis of the Year


Lisann Goodin

2018

Katherine E. Ridley-Merriweather

Appointments and Positions 

Communication, Recruitment, and Outreach Manager, Biospecimen Collection and Banking Core, IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center (August, 2021 – present)
Communication and Minority Outreach Coordinator, Komen Tissue Bank, IUSCCC/IUSOM (January 2011 – August 2021)

Education

PhD in Health Communication – IUPUI (in progress)
MA in Communication – IUPUI (2016)
BA in General Studies – IUPUI (2000)

Scholarly Interests

Health communication, breast cancer research, breast cancer education, clinical trial recruitment of minority populations, social and behavioral science, critical cultural studies

Courses taught

Public Speaking

Presentations / Publications

Ridley-Merriweather, K. E., Head, K. J., Younker, S. M., Evans, M., Moore, C. M., Lindsey, D. S., Wiehe, S. E. (Revise & Resubmit, 2021) A novel qualitative approach to identifying effective communication for recruitment of minority women to a breast cancer prevention study. Contemporary Clinical Trial Communications.

Ridley-Merriweather, K. E.  (submitted for publication, 2021). Putting their money where their mouths are: A review of the literature concerning health research and grant funding organizations and the recruitment of Black women to breast cancer clinical trials. Ethnicity & Health.

Ridley-Merriweather, K. E., Owusu, R. K., Hoffmann-Longtin, K. (Revise & Resubmit, 2021). Exploring how the terms “Black” and “African American” may shape health communication research. Health Communication.

Hoffmann-Longtin, K., Brann. M., Ridley-Merriweather, K., & Bach, B. W. (2020). Rethinking graduate student socialization and identification: How the communication discipline can help. Communication Education, 1-3. https://doi.org/10.1080/03634523.2020.1811361

Ridley-Merriweather, K. E. & Head, K. J. (2017). African American women’s perspectives on donating healthy breast tissue for research: Implications for recruitment. Health Communication, 32, 1571-1580. https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2016.1250191

Awards/Grants

IUPUI Top-Ranked Outstanding Graduate Research and Creative Project, (April, 2020). Communication Program Plan Proposal – Increasing Indianapolis Black Women’s Intention to Participate in Medical Research. Awarded by the Graduate Program in Communication, IUPUI.

IUPUI Elite 50, March 2020
Awarded by Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

IUPUI Outstanding Graduate Paper Award, (April, 2019). Communication Program Plan Proposal –
Increasing Indianapolis Black Women’s Intention to Participate in Medical Research. Awarded by the Graduate Program in Communication, IUPUI.

Academic Achievement for Communication Studies 2017, January 2017, $250
Awarded by the Department of Communication Faculty, IU School of Liberal Arts, IUPUI.

2017

Anne L. Myers

Appointments and Positions

Research Project Manager, IU School of Nursing

Education

PhD, Health Communication – Indiana University (in progress)
MPH, Public Health – Indiana University (2013)
BSW, Social Work – Indiana University (1999)

Scholarly Interests

Patient-provider communication, advance-care planning communication and end-of-life decision-making in older adults

Publications

Myers, A.L. & Matthias, M.S. (2020). Nursing Facility Residents’ Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Decisions. International Journal of Older People Nursing, 15(4), e12344.  DOI: 10.1111/opn.12344

Awards

2020 IJOPN Student Award for Outstanding Scholarly Contribution to Gerontological Nursing Practice for paper “Nursing Facility Residents’ Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Decisions.”


Natalie Martin

Appointments and Positions

Health Promotion Manager, Everside Health (2014-present)

Education

PhD in Health Communication – IUPUI (in progress, December 2021)

  • Dissertation: “Communication to Cultivate a Culture of Health: Lessons from 5-Star AchieveWELL Organizations”

MS in Nutrition – Texas Woman’s University (2012)
BS in Dietetics and Nutrition, Fitness & Health – Purdue University (2011)

Scholarly Interests

Health communication, workplace health and wellness, nutrition, lifestyle behavior change

2016

Tiffany Hecklinski


Rodger D. Johnson

2015

Susanna Foxworthy Scott

Appointments and Positions

Assistant Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Butler University (2021-present)
Member, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Fundraising Committee, National Communication Association (2021-Present)
President and Secretary, Graduate Communication Club, IUPUI Department of Communication Studies (2017-2020)

Education

PhD in Health Communication – IUPUI (In Progress)
MPA – IU Bloomington (2011)
BA in Journalism and French – Butler University (2009)

Scholarly Interests

Health communication, narrative medicine, women’s health, health campaigns, social and behavioral science

Courses taught

Health Communication

Presentations / Publications

[In Press] Scott, S.F., Head, K.J., Johnson, N.L., Kruer, K., & Zimet, G.D. (2021). Communicating positive HPV test results: A directed content analysis of women’s preferences using self-determination theory. Iowa Journal of Communication.
Johnson, N.L., Scott, S.F., & Brann, M.A. (2020). “Our birth experiences are what binds us”: Women’s motivations for storytelling about birth to build motherwisdom. Communication Studies, 71(4), 649-668. https://doi.org/10.1080/10510974.2020.1771391
Brann, M.A., Bute, J.J., Scott, S.F. (2020). Qualitative assessment of bad news delivery practices during miscarriage diagnosis. Qualitative Health Research, 30(2), 258-267. https://doi: 10.1177/1049732319874038

Awards/Grants

Petronio-Bantz Graduate Student Travel Grant, 2019
Comm Studies Department Travel Award, 2017, 2019
Top Student Poster, D.C. Health Communication Conference, 2017
Top Competitive Paper (Second Author), Central States Communication Association, 2019
Outstanding Graduate Paper, Department of Communication Studies, 2017


Rachael A. Hernandez

Appointments and Positions

Assistant Professor, University of Missouri  – 2021-Present
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Missouri – 2019-2021
Communication Coordinator, Indiana University School of Medicine  – 2016-2019
Research Assistant, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis – 2015-2019

Education

PhD in Communication – IUPUI (2019)
MA in Communication – Texas A&M University (2010)
BA in Communication – University of Texas (2008)

Scholarly Interests

Health communication, implicit bias, privacy management, risk communication

Courses taught

Health Communication
Public Health Communication

Recent Publications

Hernandez, R. (2021). “It’s always among us. I can’t act like it’s not.”: Women college students’ perceptions of physicians’ implicit bias. Health Communication, 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2021.1932107
Hernandez, R.A. (2021). Communication and implicit bias in medicine. Wiley-Blackwell’s International Encyclopedia of Health Communication.

Hernandez, R., & Ebersole, D. (2021). Parents’ and children’s privacy management about sensitive topics: A dyadic study. Journal of Family Issues, https://doi.org/10.1177/0192513X21993192
Hernandez, R. A., & Colaner, C. (2021). “This is not the hill to die on. Even if we literally could die on this hill”: Examining communication ecologies of uncertainty and family communication about COVID-19. American Behavioral Scientist, 65(7), 956-975.

Hernandez, R., & Petronio, S. (2020). “Starting that conversation is even harder than having it”: Female patients’ perceptions of physicians’ communication competence in communication about sexual behavior. Journal of Health Communication, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1080/10810730.2020.1864518

Hernandez, R. (2020). (Mis) perceptions of HIV and HPV among female college students: a qualitative study. Sexual Health, 17(5), 414-420.

Hoffmann-Longtin, K. J., & Hernandez, R. A. (2020). If I Quit in the Clinic and Do Nothing but Teach, I’m Going to Be Looking for a New Job: An Exploration of Uncertainty Management in Medical Education. Communication Studies, 71(5), 724-739.

Hernandez, R.A. Hoffmann-Longtin, K, Patrick, S, Tucker-Edmonds, B, Rucker, S, Livingston, N. (2020). The conscientious use of images illustrating diversity in medical education marketing. Academic Medicine. Advance online publication. doi:10.1097/ACM.0000000000003503

Awards/Grants

CONVERGE COVID-19 Working Group – 2020
Working Group Member, Redefining Family Under COVID-19. COVID-19 Working Group for Public Health and Social Sciences Research. Supported by the National Science Foundation-funded Social Science Extreme Events Research (SSEER) network and the CONVERGE facility at the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado Boulder. ($1,000 total award for the working group)
Graphical Abstract Contest Second Place Winner, MU Postdoctoral Fellow Week – 2020


Janet Panoch

Appointments and Positions

2020 – current Visiting Assistant Research Professor, IU School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
2018-2020 Resource Development Manager, Amputee Coalition, Washington, DC
2017-2018 Research Assistant, IU School of Medicine, Pediatric Endocrinology, Tamara Hannon, MD 2017-2018
2017-2018 Research Assistant, IU School of Medicine, Pediatric Urology, Katharine Chan, MD
2017-2018 Research Assistant, IU School of Medicine, Children’s Health Services Research, Nerissa Bauer, MD
2017-2018 Research Assistant, IUPUI, Communication Studies, Graduate Director Marianne Matthias, PhD
2013-2018 Research Assistant, IU School of Medicine, Dept. of Obstetrics, Brownsyne Tucker Edmonds, MD
2013-2020 Graduate Student Mentor, IU School of Informatics, Clinical Information Systems Course

Education

PhD, Health Communication – Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne (2020), Dissertation: Patient Preferences Matter: A Qualitative Inquiry With Patients About the Surgical Decision for Osteosarcoma in the Lower Extremity
https://scholarworks.iupui.edu/bitstream/handle/1805/23196/Panoch_iupui_0104D_10446.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
MA in Communication – Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne (1997)
BA in English – Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne (1993)

Scholarly Interests

Health communication, shared decision making, decision aids, qualitative methodology, patient engagement, orthopedic decision making, pediatric decision making, translational research

Presentations / Publications

Panoch, J., Goering, E., & Al-Halbouni, K, (2021, October). “Choose the One That Sucks the Least”: Provider Challenges to Shared Decision-Making for Osteosarcoma Surgery in the Lower Limb.  Paper presented at the Society for Medical Decision Making Conference (virtual)

Tucker Edmonds, B., McKenzie, F., O’Donnell, B., Panoch, J., Hoffman, S. M., Kavanaugh, K., &  Kuppermann, M. (2021). ‘Expert advice’ for developing decision support: A qualitative study of women who have experienced periviable birth. Patient Education and Counseling. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2021.03.003

Panoch, J. (2020, October). Patient Preferences Matter: A Qualitative Inquiry with Patients about the Surgical Decision for Osteosarcoma in the Lower Extremity. Presentation, Chicago, Illinois, Society for Medical Decision Making Conference (virtual)

Panoch, J. (2020, October). How Many Experts can you Fit in a Decision Aid? The Challenges of Diverse Contributors in a Decision-Making Tool.  Symposium, Organizers for a 90-minute panel, Chicago, Illinois, Society for Medical Decision Making Conference (virtual)

Panoch, J. (2020, March). Amputation Patient Decision Aid for Osteosarcoma of the Lower Extremity: Which Option is Best for My Child – Amputation, Rotationplasty, or Limb Salvage Surgery? Oral presentation at the Association of Children’s Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics conference, Portland, Oregon.

Panoch, J. (2020, February). An Overview of Online Patient Decision Aids: Developing a Decision Aid with the Osteosarcoma Community (poster & survey), Surgical Decision Aid for the Treatment of Osteosarcoma in the Lower Extremity (podium presentation & panelist), MIB FACTOR Osteosarcoma Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona.

Chan, K. H., Panoch, J.E., Carroll, A., Wiehe, S., Cain, M. P., & Frankel, R. (2020). Knowledge gaps and information seeking by parents about hypospadias. Journal of Pediatric Urology. doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2020.01.008

Salama, A., Panoch, J.E., Bandali, E., Carroll, A., Wiehe, S., Downs, S., Cain, M., Frankel, R., & Chan, K. H. (2019). Consulting “Dr. YouTube”: an objective evaluation of hypospadias videos on a popular video-sharing website. Journal of Pediatric Urology. doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2019.11.011

Chan, K., Panoch, J.E., Carroll, A., Wiehe, S., Downs, S., Cain, M., & Frankel, R. (2019). Parental perspectives on decision-making about hypospadias surgery. Journal of Pediatric Urology. doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2019.04.017

Chan, K., Panoch, J. E., Carroll, A., Downs, S., Cain, M., Frankel, R., Cockrum, B., Moore, C., &  Wiehe, S. (2019). Community engagement of adolescents in the development of a patient-centered outcome tool for adolescents with a history of hypospadias repair. Journal of Pediatric Urology. doi:10.1016/j.jpurol.2019.04.011

Tucker Edmonds, B., Mckenzie, F., Panoch, J. E., Litwiller, A., & Dicorcia, M. J. (2019). Evaluating shared decision-making in periviable counseling using objective structured clinical examinations. Journal of Perinatology, 39(6), 857-865. doi:10.1038/s41372-019-0366-

Awards/Grants

2021, Osteosarcoma Collaborative Grant for Research, Osteosarcoma Patient Decision Aid for Surgery in the Lower Extremity, $50,000
2021, Riley Children’s Foundation Research Award, IU Osteosarcoma Resources for Patients and Families, in collaboration with the Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health, $5000
2019, Patient Scholarship award for travel, accommodations, workshops, and registration, International Shared Decision-making conference, Quebec City, Canada
2018, Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, Key Policies to Elevate Primary Care Conference, Washington, D.C.  Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI), funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, full scholarship award of $1250 for travel expenses, hotel, and registration
2018, British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park, ComSciCon-Chicago, a two-day workshop communicate the complex concepts arising in science, engineering, and other technical fields to diverse audiences, full scholarship award
2017, Elite 50 Top 50 Graduate Students, IUPUI.  Award recognizes academic achievement, university service, and community benefit. Received 2017 Best in School award, School of Liberal Arts
2017, 3 Minute Thesis Competition for Doctoral Students, Research Presentation on Self-Advocacy, $350 Runner Up Award and $150 People’s Choice Award, IUPUI Graduate School
2017-2019, Co-PI, IU Health Values Grant for Education, PACE-talk Patient Education: An Interactive Simulation Game for High School Health Classes with Yale’s Center for Health and Learning Games, $94,569 award


Daniel Youngjoon Park

 

 

 

Education

PhD in Health Communication – IUPUI (2019); Dissertation: A theoretically informed mHealth intervention to improve medication adherence by adults with chronic conditions: Technology acceptance model-based smartphone medication reminder app training session
MA in Applied Communication – IUPUI (2015)
MA in Communication and Journalism – Hanyang University, South Korea (2012)
BA in Journalism and Mass Communication – Hanyang University, South Korea (2007)

Scholarly Interests

Health communication, eHealth/mHealth, health literacy/eHealth literacy, chronic condition management, medication adherence, health interventions

Presentations / Publications

Bute, J. J., Bowers, C., & Park, D. (2021). Parents’ communication work in the management of life-threatening food allergies. Advance online publication. Health Communication. https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2021.1880051

Park, D. Y., Goering, E. M., Head, K. J., & Bartlett Ellis, R. J. (2017). Implications for training on smartphone medication reminder app use by adults with chronic conditions: Pilot study applying the technology acceptance model. JMIR Formative Research, 1(1), Article e5. https://doi.org/10.2196/formative.8027

Park, D. Y., & Goering, E. M. (2016). The health-related uses and gratifications of YouTube: Motive, cognitive involvement, online activity, and sense of empowerment. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, 20(1–2), 52–70. http://doi.org/10.1080/15398285.2016.1167580

Awards/Grants

Petronio-Bantz Graduate Student Travel Award by the Department of Communication Studies and the School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, April 2017

Communication Studies Graduate Academic Achievement Award by the Department of Communication Studies and the School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, April 2016

Outstanding Graduate Paper Award by the Department of Communication Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis for Antecedents of job satisfaction among intimate partner violence shelter staff: Coworker relational maintenance strategies, communication satisfaction, burnout and organizational commitment, April 2015

2014

Timothy A. Barshinger

Appointments and Positions

Product and Strategy Director for Patient Support and Adherence at IQVIA

Education

PhD in Health Communication, IUPUI (2020)

  • Dissertation: Interpretations of Communication Experiences of Pharmaceutical Sponsored Clinical Educators

Aaron S. Deason

Appointments and Positions

Lecturer, University of Houston- Victoria Speech and Communication Center, Director
UHV Center for Teaching Excellent, New Faculty Mentor

Education

Ph.D., Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, 2020
Dissertation: “I’m Fine”: Systemic Affect of Critical Incidents in Emergency Medical  Service Personnel  Communication
Major: Health Communication
Minor: Sociology
MA, University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX, 2014
Major: Communication
BS, University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX, 2012
Major:  Speech Communication
Minor: English

Scholarly Interests

Health Communication, Communication Complex, Mental Health, Emergency Services, Student Engagement

Courses Taught

Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Business and Professional Speaking
Introduction to Radio and Television
Advanced Professional Speaking

Presentations / Publications

Deason, A. & Patton, A. (2020, August). Mental Health and Chronic Illness Panel at UHV Faculty Diversity Series.
Deason, A. (2020, September). Diverse Families: Multiracial Adoption at UHV Brave Spaces Series.

Conference Presentations

Deason, A. (2021, April).  Punting on First Down: Mental Health as Communication. Panel presented at annual Southern States Communication Association Conference.  Norfolk, VA.
Deason, A. (2021, April). And there I sat: An Autoethnography of experiences used to teach hope in the Classroom In J. Richards (Chair) Re(Building) Hope in Practice: Confronted Pasts and Possible Futures. Panel Presented at annual Southern States Communication Association Conference.  Norfolk, VA.
Deason, A. (2020, Nov).  Best Practices in Addressing Hidden Dis/Abilities: Pedagogy, Praxis and Performance in the Basic Course. Panel presented at annual National Communication Association Conference. Indianapolis, IN.
Deason, A. (2020, Nov).  Studying Mental Health within Organizational Structures. Panel presented at annual National Communication Association Conference. Indianapolis, IN.
Deason, A. (2020, April) Mental Health and Communication. Paper Presented at annual Southern States Communication Association Conference, Dallas, TX.
Deason, A. (2020, April). (IN)to the Ditch: Ten seconds that saved my life. Paper Presented at annual Southern States Communication Association Conference, Dallas, TX.
Deason, A. (2020, April). A (_____) Rises from the Ashes: An Autoethnography of Post-EMS Mental Health and Healing. In N. Eugene (Chair) Autoethnographies that Disrupt: Health, Neurodiverse, and Mental Health Narratives. Panel Presented at annual Southern States Communication Association Conference, Dallas, TX.


Amanda M. Harsin

Appointments and Positions

Ivy Tech Community College Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Madison campus 2017-present
Purdue Extension-Jefferson County, Health and Human Sciences Advisory Board 2021-present
Indiana University East Adjunct Faculty 2014-present
Ivy Tech Community College Associate Professor, Liberal Arts Program Chair 2009-2017
IUPUI Research Assistant 2014-2016
Hanover College Visiting Faculty 2008-2009
Ivy Tech Community College Adjunct Faculty 2007-2009

Education

PhD in Health Communication – IUPUI (2019)
The Development and Psychometric Testing of an Inventory to Measure Family Health-Focused Perceived Support and Communication Behaviors among Patients with Chronic Disease: A Three-Phase Study
MA in Communication – University of Kentucky (2007)
BA in Communication – Hanover College (2006)

Scholarly Interests

Health communication, communication theory, research methods, family communication

Courses Taught

Introduction to Research Methods
Communication Theory
Health Communication
Organizational Communication
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Introduction to Interpersonal Communication

Presentations / Publications

Harsin, A., Brann, M., Head, K.J., Bute, J.J., & Rawl, S. (2020, Nov.) The Development and Psychometric Testing of an Inventory to Measure Family Health-Focused Perceived Support and Communication Behaviors among Patients with Chronic Disease: A Three-Phase Study. Paper presented at the annual  meeting of the National Communication Association, Indianapolis, IN.
Bell, L. G., & Harsin, A. (2018). A prospective longitudinal study of marriage from midlife to later life. Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, 7, 12-21.
Head, K. J., Harsin, A. M., & Ellis, R. J. (2017, June). Identifying sources of patient dissatisfaction when seeking care for a chronic and complex disease: A content analysis. Paper presented at Communication, Medicine & Ethics Interdisciplinary Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
Head, K. J., & Harsin, A.M. (2016). Mother knows best: Valenced subjective normative influences on young women’s HPV vaccination intentions. Florida Communication Journal, 44, 15-24.
Harsin, A. (2016, November). The relationship of family and patient activation to maintenance behaviors for polycystic kidney disease. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA.
Johnson, N., Harsin, A., Zajac, R., & Parrish-Sprowl, J. (2016, November). How Polish smokers decide to quit: An examination of the relationship between health literacy and health information seeking  b behaviors. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication  Association, Philadelphia, PA.
Harsin, A. (2016, November). Accessing family communication and activation: The sharing of knowledge, beliefs, and confidence in families with genetic kidney disease and a post-transplant patient. Research in progress presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Philadelphia,  PA.
Johnson, N., Harsin, A., Zajac, R., & Parrish-Sprowl, J. (2016, May). How Polish smokers decide to quit:  An examination of the relationship between health literacy and health information seeking behaviors. Poster presented at the annual meeting for the Society for Prevention research, San Francisco, CA.
Harsin, A. M, & Head, K. J. (April, 2016).  The effect of physician endorsement on patients’ perceived importance and necessity in disclosing genetic disease to family.  Poster presented at Kentucky Conference on Health Communication, Lexington, KY.

Awards/Grants

IUPUI School of Liberal Arts, Academic Achievement Award for Communication Studies, Spring 2019

IUPUI Department of Communication Studies, Graduate Academic Achievement Award, Spring 2019

Perkins Career & Technical Grant Coordinator ($95,000 annually), 2018-present, facilitating Perkins grant for Career & Technical Education for the Ivy Tech Community College, Madison campus

Strada Education Network ($76,000), sub-grantee of larger $1,000,0000 project with the Community Education Coalition to offer accelerated Associate’s degree in Information Technology, spring 2019

Workforce Innovation Network, ($268,651), ENVISION High-Demand Educational Opportunities for Jefferson County, Fall 2018 Project Leadership Membe
Ivy Tech Community College, President’s Award for Excellence in Instruction, Spring 2016

Gail M. & William M. Plater International Scholarship for Community Engagement, Summer 2015

IUPUI International Experience Scholarship, Summer 2015

Department of Communication Studies Travel Grant, IUPUI Spring 2015


Nicole L. Johnson

Appointments and Positions

IUPUI Research Assistant (2014-2018)
Health Services Research Assistant, Center for Health Information & Communication, Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center (2018-2019)
Patient Safety Research Fellow, Center for Health Information & Communication, Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center (2019-2020)
(June 2020-present)Health Services Research Specialist, Center for Access & Delivery Research and Evaluation, Ethnographic Methods and Implementation Core, Iowa City VA Health Care System (June 2020-present)

Education

PhD in Health Communication – IUPUI (2020)
MA in Communication Studies – Ball State University (2006)
BS in Communication, Media & Design – La Roche University (2004)

Scholarly Interests

Health communication, social and behavioral science, women’s health, birth stories, narrative medicine, global health, health equity

Presentations / Publications

Scott, S. F., Head, K. J., Johnson, N. L., Kruer, K., & Zimet, G. (2021). Communication of positive HPV test results: A directed content analysis of diverse vulnerable women’s preferences utilizing self determination theory. Iowa Communication Journal
Shin, Y., & Johnson, N. L. (2020). Testing effects of awareness of statewide smoke-free air law and risk perception on smoking behaviors. Health Education. https://doi.org/10.1108/HE-09-2020-0088
Matthias, M.S., Bair, M.J., Ofner, S., Heisler, M., Kukla, M., McGuire, A.B., Adams, J., Kempf, C., Pierce, E., Menen, T., McCalley, S., Johnson, N., Daggy, J. (2020). Peer support for self-management of chronic pain: The Evaluation of a peer Coach-Led Intervention to improve Pain Symptoms (ECLIPSE) trial. Journal of General Internal Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-020-06007-6
Johnson, N. L., Scott, S. F., & Brann, M. A. (2020). “Our birth experiences are what binds us”: Women’s motivations for storytelling about birth to build Motherwisdom. Communication Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/10510974.2020.1771391
Johnson, N. L., Head, K. J., Scott, S. F., & Zimet, G. (2020). Knowledge and sociodemographic determinants of cervical cancer screening behaviors in American women. Public Health Reports. https://doi.org/10.1177/0033354920925094
Shin, Y., & Johnson, N. L. (2019). Testing Smokers’ Media and Community Recourse Awareness for Tobacco Cessation. Health and New Media Research, 3, 3-20.
Head, K. J., Johnson, N. L., Scott, S. F., & Zimet, G. (2019). Communication of cervical cancer screening results at federally qualified health centers in Indiana. Health Communication.  Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2019.1593079
Johnson, N. L. (2019). Health information-seeking behaviors and disparities among patients with type 2 diabetes: Testing predictors of the frequency of HISB with doctors and online. Ohio Communication Journal.
Matthias, M. S., Johnson, N. L., Shields, C. G., Bair, M. J., MacKie, P., Huffman, M., & Alexander,  S. C. (2017). “I’m not gonna pull the rug out from under you”: Patient-provider communication about opioid tapering. Journal of Pain, 18(11), 1365-1373.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2017.06.008

Awards/Grants

Indiana University Office of the Vice President for Research, Emergency Equity Fund for Research, $250, May 2021 (Role: Collaborator)
IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant, IUPUI, $4,122, June 2020 (Role: Collaborator)
Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, Department of Communication Studies, IUPUI, April 2020
Top Paper, Health Communication Division, Central States Communication Association, Omaha, NE, April 2019
Departmental Travel Grant, Department of Communication Studies, IUPUI, $500 Nov. 2016, Jan. 2016, March 2018, March 2019
Waterhouse Family Institute Dissertation Award, Villanova University, $1,000, April 2018