Communication of long-term cancer; women's health and risk communication; death and grief communication
The excellent work being done [at Mason] in health communication.
Gary Kreps as my recruiter and advisor; Kevin Wright as my committee member and teacher; Kreps, Wright and S. Kim as my committee members; (former Mason professor) Carla Fisher in qualitative methods and cancer communication and M. Call-Cummings in Education in methods; Brittany Sanders and Chris Clarke in Communication in support of graduate students.
To advocate for and research critical issues in health that are difficult to discuss and to help normalize conversations and problem-solve taboo topics that increase disparities and inequities.
I have supported myself throughout most of my PhD and took out loans for my BA and MA degrees. Help from the university for first time MA or PhD students helps us to finish our degrees and represent more diverse populations.