Brittnie Peck


Office: 233 Blazer Dining

Phone: 859-218-3353

Email: brittnie.peck [at] uky.edu

Personal Website: http://comm.uky.edu/peck

B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville; M.A., Northern Illinois University; Ph.D. (ABD), University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Family and Interpersonal Health Communication, Sexual Health Education, Intergenerational Communication

I am interested in family and close relationships as sites of social influence for health beliefs and behaviors. My research examines how communication in parent-child, friendship, sexual partner, and health care provider relationships influences sexual health knowledge and practices. Current projects include a series of meta-analyses examining parent-child sexual communication and sexual health education interventions as related to sexual risk behaviors and attitudes, as well as a survey and evaluation of current perinatal HIV and STI testing practices. My teaching experience spans a variety of areas in the discipline, including interpersonal and family communication, health communication, and organizational communication. I hope to give students the tools necessary to improve their relationships and become better citizens. I enjoy finding new ways to incorporate service learning into my courses, so that students feel empowered to make a difference in the world around them.

Curriculum Vitae

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Courses Taught

This writing intensive course examines basic verbal and nonverbal concepts affecting the communication process between individuals in various interpersonal contexts. Course also requires participation in written and oral activities designed to develop and improve interpersonal skills. Topics may include: perspective-taking, relationship and conversation management, effective listening, conflict management, communication climate, communication anxiety, and cultural/gender differences in interpersonal communication.
Focuses on describing and explaining communication processes that occur within the context of close relationships. Three general topic areas include: (1) developing and escalating relationships, (2) satisfying relationships, and (3) coping with relational challenges.