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																	Maria																 Brann

Maria Brann

Professor, Communication Studies
Adjunct Faculty, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Translational Scholar, IUPUI Center for Translating Research into Practice
Founding Affiliate Faculty, Communication Privacy Management Center
Affiliate Faculty, Injury Control Research Center, West Virginia University
Department: Communication Studies
317-274-8562
CA 307F

Bio

Biography

  • PhD, University of Kentucky, 2003
  • MPH, West Virginia University, 2014
  • MA, Purdue University, 2000
  • BA, Purdue University, 1997

Education

Education

  • PhD, University of Kentucky, 2003
  • MPH, West Virginia University, 2014
  • MA, Purdue University, 2000
  • BA, Purdue University, 1997

Teaching

Teaching

Health Communication, Nonverbal Communication, Family Communication, Relational Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Gender Communication, Qualitative Research Methods, Capstone

Awards

Awards

TEACHING

  • Teaching and Engaged Learning Honoree, IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning, 2020
  • Outstanding Mentor/Motivator, IUPUI Liberal Arts Student Council, 2019
  • Trustees Teaching Award, IUPUI, 2015

RESEARCH

  • Distinguished Lecturer, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, 2017
  • Federation Prize Recipient, Central States Communication Association, 2016
  • Recognized as one of the most prolific scholars (top 1%) in Communication Studies, 2007-2011
  • Top Four Paper, Health Communication Interest Group, Central States Communication Association, Cincinnati, OH, 2021
  • Top Five Paper, Health Communication Interest Group, Central States Communication Association, Omaha, NE, 2019
  • Top Paper, Applied Communication Interest Group, Eastern Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA, 2015
  • Top Paper, Nonverbal Communication Interest Group, Eastern Communication Association, Providence, RI, 2014
  • Top Four Paper, Interpersonal Communication Division, National Communication Association, Washington, DC, 2013
  • Top Paper, Interpersonal Communication Interest Group, Eastern Communication Association, Baltimore, MD, 2010
  • Top Paper, Instructional/Developmental Communication Division, International Communication Association, Montreal, Canada, 2008

Publications

Publications

  • Shanks, A. L., Brann, M., Bute, J., Borse, V. C., Tonismae, T., & Scott, N. (2021). Breaking bad news: A randomized trial assessing resident performance after novel video instruction. Cureus, 13(6), e15461. https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.15461
  • Brann, M., Bute, J. J., Keeley, M., Petronio, S., Pines, R., & Watson, B. (2021). Interpersonal health communication theories. In T. L. Thompson & P. J. Schulz (Eds.), Health Communication Theory (pp. 67-88). Wiley.
  • Johnson, N. L., Scott, S. F., & Brann, M. (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
  • Bute, J. J., & Brann, M. (2020). Tensions and contradictions in interns’ communication about unexpected pregnancy loss. Health Communication, 35(5), 529-537. https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2019.1570429
  • Brann, M., 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.org/10.1177%2F1049732319874038
  • Brann, M. (2019). Validating women and their miscarriage experiences: An application of confirmation theory. In T. Avtgis, A. Rancer, E. MacGeorge, & C. Liberman (Eds.), Casing communication theory (pp. 247-259). Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt.
  • Brann, M., & Russell, L. (2019). Multifaceted contents and techniques for designing health communication courses. Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 2, 23-26. https://doi.org/10.31446/JCP.2019.06
  • Bute, J. J., Brann, M., & Hernandez, R. (2019). Exploring societal-level privacy rules for talking about miscarriage. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 36(2), 379-399. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0265407517731828
  • Brann, M., & Bute, J. J. (2017). Communicating to promote informed decisions in the context of early pregnancy loss. Patient Education and Counseling, 100(12), 2269-2274. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2017.06.016
  • Bute, J. J., & Brann, M. (2015). Co-ownership of private information in the miscarriage context. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 43(1), 23-43. https://doi.org/10.1080/00909882.2014.982686
  • Brann, M. (2015). No time to grieve: Losing my life’s love and regaining my own
  • strength. In M. Brann (Ed.), Contemporary case studies in health communication: Theoretical & applied approaches (2nd ed., pp. 23-34). Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt.
  • Brann, M. (2015). Nine years later and still waiting: When health care providers’ social support never arrives. In R. Silverman & J. Baglia (Eds.), Pregnancy loss: A narrative collection (pp. 19-31). New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Brann, M. (2013). Helping patients get what they need: Persuading health care providers of perceived threat and positive outcome expectations. In C. J. Liberman (Ed.), Casing persuasive communication (pp. 237-248). Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt.
  • Staggers, S. M., & Brann, M. (2011). Making health information clear and readable for the masses. Communication Teacher, 25(2), 94-99. https://doi.org/10.1080/17404622.2010.528004

Service

Service

UNIVERSITY 

  • Promotion & Tenure Review Committee, School of Liberal Arts, 2021-
  • Faculty Enhancement Review Committee, School of Liberal Arts, 2018-2021
  • Community, Healthcare Delivery, & Implementation Science Project Development Team, Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, 2017-2020
  • Ethics in Global Health Working Group, IUPUI, 2017-2018
  • Chapter Advisor, Global Medical Brigades, 2015-2018
  • Research Advisory Committee, School of Liberal Arts, 2015-2017

COMMUNITY

  • Health Care Task Force, Life Perspectives, 2021-
  • Improved Communication with Researchers Taskforce, Indiana State Department of Health, 2021-
  • Expert Reviewer, COVID-19 Expert Review Rapid Response Taskforce, WISE Indiana, 2020-
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Equitable Distribution and Communication Advisory Group, Indiana State Department of Health, 2020

DISCIPLINE 

  • Current Editorial Review Board Member: Journal of Family Communication (2020-), Health Communication (2019-), Journal of Communication Pedagogy (2018-), and Communication Education (2009-)
  • Seminar Series Planner, National Communication Association, 2016
  • Chair, Interpersonal and Small Group Communication Interest Group, Central States Communication Association, 2014
  • Eastern Communication Association Representative to the National Communication Association Nominating Committee, 2012
  • Chair, Health Communication Interest Group, Eastern Communication Association, 2009
  • Chair, Interpersonal Communication Interest Group, Eastern Communication Association, 2006

Academic Interests

Academic Interests

Health communication, communication about pregnancy loss, provider communication of bad news and shared-decision making, public health communication about safe and healthy lifestyle choices, communicating support to pregnant women and new mothers

Location

Location:
CA 307F
Address:
425 University Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN 46202