I am a PhD Candidate at Rutgers University studying health communication. I hold an MA in Communication and Information Studies from Rutgers University, a BS in psychology and English from Sacred Heart University, and I completed 40 PhD credits in clinical psychology at Nova Southeastern University prior to entering the field of health communication. I consider myself interdisciplinary and believe in taking a holistic, biopsychosocial approach to understanding health communication-related phenomena.
My research focuses on improving patient experience. My work targets three areas crucial to patient experience: diagnostic error, the patient-clinician relationship, and patient support networks including online communities. My work seeks to better understand how patient relationships with clinicians work in concert with patients' broader support networks outside of the healthcare system to shape the patient experience, particularly around issues of diagnosis. My current work focuses on patients with endometriosis.
Please feel free to connect with me if you are a fellow doctoral student, junior or senior researcher, professional, patient, or patient advocate. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.