Dr. Carmack’s research focuses on communication produced by and surrounding health organizations. She examines the different ways in which health is organized and perceived. Her research focuses on communication produced by hospitals, practitioners, patients and on how the general public communicates regarding medical mistakes, patient safety, and death and dying.
She has published articles in a variety of communication, education and interdisciplinary health journals, including Health Communication, Qualitative Health Research, Qualitative Communication Research Reports, Journal of Medical Humanities, Death Studies, and others. She has also authored and co-authored several book chapters and case studies.