Assistant Professor Communication Studies


Health communication, health disparities, taboo topics, illness identity, rural health


Palmer-Wackerly, A. L., Dailey, P. M., Krok-Schoen, J. L., Rhodes, N. D., & Krieger, J. L. (early online edition). Patient perceptions of illness identity in cancer clinical trial decision-making. Health Communication. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2017.1331189 Palmer-Wackerly, A. L., Krieger, J. L., & Rhodes, N. D. (2017). The role of health care provider and partner decisional support in patients’ cancer treatment decision-making satisfaction. Journal of Health Communication, 22, 10-19, doi: 10.1080/10810730.2016.1245804 Palmer-Wackerly, A. L. & Krieger, J. L. (2015). Dancing around infertility: The use of metaphors in a complex medical situation. Health Communication, 30, 612-623. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2014.888386

Angela L. Palmer-Wackerly on the Communication Studies website