Eleanor C. Hudd is a fourth-year PhD student and doctoral candidate in the College of Communication and Information. She received her M.A. from UK in 2020 and a Graduate Certificate in Risk Sciences from UK in 2022. Her research concerns risk communication in health contexts with a special focus on testing novel applications of the extended parallel process model. Her dissertation will focus on how health care providers manage risk when prescribing opioids and whether this impacts their perceived susceptibility to adverse opioid-related outcomes (e.g., misuse, abuse, overdose) for patients. She has taught COM287 (Persuasive Speaking), COM351 (Communication Theory), and COM252 (Interpersonal Communication) and has served as a teaching assistant for COM101 (Introduction to Communication) and COM311 (Patient-Provider Communication).