Health and inter-group communication, identity.
Jennifer Moreland (MA, 2009) is a doctoral candidate in the School of Communication at The Ohio State University. Her research interest areas include (1) health communication as it relates to interpersonal relationships, risk, and new technology and (2) intergroup communication in organizational contexts and identity development and maintenance. Her dissertation, in conjunction with the Cleveland Clinic, explores how nurses' identity, communication, and conflict confrontation habits relate to nurses' employment commitment. She was awarded the Amanda L. Kundrat ICA/NCA Health Communication Thesis of the Year Award in 2010 and has presented several papers at both conference organizations. She completed an Interdisciplinary Specialization in Survey Research and has taught persuasion, public speaking, and research methods. She is currently a fellow in the Preparing Future Faculty program at OSU.