Elizabeth Gill, Ph.D.
Office Hours Fall 2014- Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:00-9:30, 10:45-11:45
Areas of Expertise
- Interpersonal Relationships
Ph.D. (August 2007) Purdue University, Department of Communication
M.A. (August 2003) Purdue University, Department of Communication
B.A. (May 2001) Purdue University, Department of Communication
Research InterestsMy research interests focus on interpersonal and health communication. Embedded in much of my research are fundamental questions about uncertainty and ambivalence and how broadly shared norms shape health and family concerns. Much of my research expresses a deeply rooted concern for the wellbeing of vulnerable populations. I have examined the uncertainties inherent in both the experience of breast cancer and the struggles older adults and their families face regarding issues of paternalism and autonomy.In one recent line of research I explore the identity, role, and other relational difficulties that arise as older adults and their children encounter the decision to move to a care-related facility.And in a second line of research I have begun examining the uncertainties surrounding communication and aging for long term prison inmates.
Contact InformationPhone: 217-581-2016 (messages)
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