Sharlene Richards, Ph.D. (University of Oklahoma, 2005) has been teaching at James Madison University since 2005. She is a full professor and teaches in the health communication concentration, health communication minor, as well as in research methods. She is published in Health CommunicationJournal of Communication in HealthcarePrismThe American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, as well as other journals and books.

Her most recent research is focused on examining communication surrounding post-partum pre-eclampsia, particularly as it occurs in the emergency room setting. Other research interests include investigating occupational therapist-parent communication, and interpersonal health communication.

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