University of Southern Mississippi
I am a doctoral candidate at the University of Southern Mississippi. My research areas include health communication, interpersonal communication, and risk and crisis communication.
Ostomates and Social Support: The Impact of Responsiveness on Health-Related Quality of Life
The purpose of this study is to examine the role of self-disclosure, responsiveness, perceived and received social support, and health-related quality of life in helping ostomates transition to their appliancet
Crisis and Disaster: The Future of Telemedicine
When access to medical care is limited, telemedicine provides an effective solution to meet patients’ health care needs (Roine, Ohinmaa, & Hailey, 2001). The purpose this study is to examine how Corstrata, a wound care and ostomy telemedicine company, may prevent major interruptions to care for ostomy patients during and immediately after a disaster.