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Joy V. Goldsmith, Founder and Co-Director, Professor (Ph.D., University of Oklahoma)
Health literacy; Health intervention development; Caregiver training; Oncology and chronic care

Sachiko Terui, Co-Director, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., University of Oklahoma)
Health Communication; Health literacy; Cross-cultural health care

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Roxana Gee, Assistant Professor, (MA, University of Memphis), Film & Video Studies
Video production; Translational media

Matthew J. Haught, Assistant Professor, (Ph.D., University of South Carolina), Journalism & New Media
User experience; Visual communication; Multimedia communication

Loel Kim, Associate Professor, (Ph.D., University of Wyoming), Department of English
Usability; Document design; Literacy; Technical and online communication

Irma Quinones Mauras, Associate Professor, Health Sciences Librarian

Diana Ruggiero, Assistant Professor, (Ph.D., Ohio State University), Language & Literature
Plain language; Medical communication

Elizabeth Stephens, Lecturer, (Ph.D., University of Memphis), Health Communication, Middle Tennessee State University
Patient-provider communication; Complicated grief

Y'Esha Williams, Assistant Professor, (Ph.D., RN, University of Tennessee Health and Science Center), Loewenberg College of Nursing
Minority health; Health disparities; Community health

Amanda J. Young, Associate Professor, (Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University), Department of Communication & Film
Health literacy and patient-provider communication in settings such as sickle cell disease, cystic fibrosis, contraception counseling, the ICU, and cancer.


Lydia Gettings, Research Assistant and Website Coordinator, MA Student (University of Memphis)