Heather J. Carmack, PhD

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I am a communication scholar interested in health communication, organizational communication, patient safety, thanatology, and research methods.


My research focuses on communication produced by and surrounding health organizations, examining the different ways in which health is organized and practiced. I focus on communication produced by hospitals, practitioners, and patients in order to understand how different publics communicate about medical errors, patient safety, and death and dying. 


I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Alabama. Roll Tide! 

Interested in talking about research? Contact me at [email protected] Also, check out the UA Interpersonal Research Group at https://cis.ua.edu/interpersonal-research-group/ and follow us on Twitter @UA_IRG.