Apri Faculty Spotlight
Dr. Marko Dragojevic recently published the article "Extending the fluency principle: Factors that increase listeners' processing fluency positively bias their language attitudes" in the journal Communication Monographs. This research examines how people tend to evaluate foreign-accented English less favorably than native, standard-accented English speakers on both status - (e.g., competence) and solidarity-related traits (e.g., warmth).
Dr. Allison Scott Gordon and Dr. Nancy Harrington co-authored "Primary Care Physicians' Strategic Pursuit of Multiple Goals in Cost-of-Care Conversations with Patients," which will be published in the journal Health Communication.
The research focuses on the benefits of conversations about cost of care between physicians and patients. Nearly one in three individuals in the United States reports struggling to pay healthcare bills and conversations between physicians and patients are a promising way to address these cost challenges.
Dr. Jeannette Sutton has been awarded more than $93,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study risk communication on Twitter during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more about her work here.