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Communication Arts and Sciences

Andrew Tollison

Assistant Professor

Communication Arts & Sciences

Degree(s)

University of Texas Austin

Teaching

  • Health Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Research Methods

Research

The focus of his work in this area centers on how the awareness of self-relevant stereotypes influence the dissemination of information within the patient-provider relationship.

In addition to his work with stereotypes, Dr. Tollison is interested in how individuals communicatively cope with chronic illness, specifically cancer. He has published on topics ranging from patient uncertainty and health literacy as they relate to medical documentation to the role of communication within the cancer trajectory.

His work has appeared in publications such as Patient Education and CounselingHealth Communication, and the Journal of Applied Communication Research.

Dr. Tollison specializes in health and interpersonal communication, with an emphasis on the harmful effects of stereotypes in healthcare.

Contact

978.837.5055
Email:
tollisona@merrimack.edu

Office

Cushing Hall #306A