Graduate Research Assistant
Wayne State University
Sydney O’Shay-Wallace is PhD Candidate and graduate research assistant at Wayne State University (Detroit, MI) in the Department of Communication, as well as a Fellow with the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute for Child and Family Development. She is also a graduate of the University of Michigan-Flint (BA) and Eastern Michigan University (MA). Her research is centered around understanding how stigma is communicated and managed in health and family contexts in efforts to mitigate the health and social consequences of such stigma, with a focus substance abuse stigma. Sydney’s research has been published in Health Communication and Communication Studies, among others.