School of Media and Communication
Faculty and Staff
Kate Magsamen-Conrad, Ph.D.Title: Assistant Professor
Office: 316b West Hall
I am a relational communication scholar also trained in health and interpersonal communication. I am specifically interested in applied projects with the potential for grant funding, and I have experience in a number of approaches to interventions including interpersonal (e.g., the Brief Disclosure Intervention project, BDI, working with HIV+ individuals) and persuasion (e.g., the NIDA funded Youth Message Development project, YMD, working with high school students). My program of research draws on traditions of research in interpersonal and health/risk communication, relationships, psychology, and persuasion. My relational research more broadly focuses on how interpersonal communication affects personal, relational, and health outcomes. I often utilize health-related contexts to increase the chances of securing external funding, which allows me to design more robust research projects and to work with community groups.
Ph.D., Rutgers University (Health and Interpersonal Communication)
Comm 3000 Communication Research Methods