About Me

I am a conversation analyst and psychologist. My work integrates many aspects of health, with a focus on communication and social determinants of health as well as ethical and methodological issues.

My PhD thesis examined silence and non-vocal practices, including gesture, in co-present interaction with particular reference to conversation analytic methodology. My other work falls broadly within the realm of health communication, and I have worked on both individual and public health issues. My most recent work involves surgical communication, patient education, and health literacy. I am interested a variety of other topics as well, including autonomy & consent, social and religious issues in medical/research ethics, and organ & tissue donation and transplantation. Please select a link in the sidebar to the left for more information.