PHD GRADUATE STUDENT, DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION
Lisa Dale graduated from Loewenberg School of Nursing in 2011, cum laude, and completed a Master of Arts in Medical Anthropology in 2014. Her MA project, "Barriers to Therapy Adherence in HIV Treatment" examined social obstacles to therapy adherence. Lisa's goal is to continue to investigate ways in which healthcare professionals and healthcare systems can address therapy adherence for the 117 million people living with chronic illnesses in America. As a PhD student she examines how culturally specific health messages can be used to decrease health disparities among marginalized populations. By facilitating engaged community-based research, culturally specific health messages can be designed and disseminated to targeted audiences for the purpose of health education, health promotion, and disease prevention.