Areas of interest:
Patient-centered communication and care, illness management, resilience, common factors in psychotherapeutic changes, couples therapy
BA, History, Abilene Christian University
MMFT, Marriage and Family Therapy, Abilene Christian University
I am working on three projects with Dr. Shields: 1) a study for developing measures for accompanied medical encounters, 2) an analysis of physician communication variables associated with end-of-life care, and 3) a systematic review of patient-centered communication measures used in empirical investigations. I am also working with Dr. Cleve Shields and Dr. Melissa Franks on the Communication and Diabetes Management Study in the Relationships and Healthcare Lab.
Advisor: Dr. Cleve Shields