Community Lecture - Heather Voorhees
Public Pleas and Family Feuds: The Challenges of Changing Behavior And Maintaining Relationships During a Pandemic
Department of Communication Studies
Heather L. Voorhees is an assistant professor at the University of Montana, focusing on interpersonal health communication. Her research explores the intersections of illness identity, social support, and disclosure in various health contexts, such as infertility, chronic pain, and mental illness. Before entering academia, she worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine editor, and internal communications consultant for Fairview Health Services, the Twin Cities’ largest healthcare system. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State University-Moorhead and a master’s degree from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. After earning a Ph.D. from the University of NebraskaLincoln, she spent one year as a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Health Communication at the University of Texas at Austin.