B.A., Communication, Muskingum University, 2014; M.A., Health Communication, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016
Health Communication, Interpersonal Communication
Kaylee M. Lukacena-Buzzetta is a Ph.D. candidate and teaching assistant in the College of Communication and Information. Kaylee is committed to research focused on the design, implementation, and evaluation of health campaigns, as well as interpersonal health communication. In regard to health topics, Kaylee primarily focuses on issues of social and relational importance such as working to alleviate the opioid epidemic, preventing sexual assault, and empowering victims of intimate partner violence through the promotion of effective support strategies.
Kaylee serves as the project manager for Dr. Helme's grant aimed at designing messages to reduce the nonmedical use of prescription drugs in Appalachia.
At UK, Kaylee has taught a variety of communication courses. She currently serves as the instructor of record for Introduction to Health Communication and Communication Strategies for Profesional Excellence. Kaylee enjoys hiking with her husband and two dogs, Stormy and Yuengling.