Maria K. Venetis
Maria K. Venetis is an Assistant Professor of Communication in the Brian Lamb School of Communication. She received her Ph.D. in Communication from Rutgers University in 2010 and her M.A. and B.A. in Speech Communication from The University of Southern Mississippi.
Maria’s primary research interests include physician-patient interactions and how communication-participation behaviors during medical visits are associated with patient psychosocial outcomes such as satisfaction and coping. She also does research examining how relational partners manage ongoing communication concerning cancer and other non-visible health conditions. Topics include disclosure, boundary management, and topic avoidance. Her research has been published in Communication Monographs, Patient Education & Counseling, Health Communication, and Journal of Health Communication.