Patient-Provider Communication, Family Communication & Health across the Life Span, Relational Communication, Health Communication, Narratives & Health, Empirical Research Methods
Mollie Rose Canzona is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and the Department of Social Sciences & Health Policy at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She is a member of the Cancer Prevention & Control Program at Wake Forest Baptist Health Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her research focuses on patient-provider communication and family coping during health transitions. She is particularly interested in how uncertainty and communication about sensitive or stigmatized topics are tied to health outcomes across the life span. She has explored this in the context of prenatal care, disordered eating, sexual health and cancer survivorship, mother-daughter breast cancer coping, cancer caregiving, palliative care, and end-of-life conversations. Her work has been published in Health Communication, Journal of Health Communication, Academic Medicine, Psycho-Oncology, Patient Education & Counseling, and Family Medicine.