Dr. Ashley Duggan (Comm alum) Discusses Her New Book Health and Illness in Close Relationships

Event Date: 

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Event Date Details: 

Reception afterwards at The Beachside!

Event Location: 

  • 1009 SS&MS

Event Price: 


Event Contact: 

Dr. Norah Dunbar, Chair ndunbar@comm.ucsb.edu

Please mark your calendars for a talk by Ashley Duggan, PhD Alumni of our Department and Professor at Boston College.  She studies the role of interpersonal discussions of health and illness on wellbeing and has a terrific new book titled Health and Illness in Close Relationships

Ashley P. Duggan (Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara 2003) is Associate Professor in the Communication department at Boston College where she teaches Health Communication, Research Methods, Relational Communication, and Nonverbal Communication. Her research is grounded in social science and addresses the intersections of nonverbal and verbal communication processes, health, and relationships. She holds additional appointments as adjunct faculty in Public Health and Community Medicine and in Family Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, where her connections allow for interdisciplinary research involving large-scale analysis the development of reflective capacity in medicine, the ways reflective practice connects to communication processes in provider/patient interactions, and the ways communication predictors of health disparities vary across patient populations.

Ashley Duggan