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Zachary White, Ph.D.

Zachary White

Associate Professor, Knight School of Communication


Dr. Zachary White’s research, teaching, and community engagement projects focus on communication theory and practices that help people manage meaning and communicate challenging health and life experiences. Dr. White teaches a variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including Digital Health Literacy, Health Communication, Health and Illness Narratives, Mediated Constructions of Health, and Social Support and Disclosure.

His published research examines end-of-life communication challenges and dilemmas encountered by caregivers in relationships, professions, and organizational settings. He is the digital health literacy curriculum creator for non-profit and state funded grant projects addressing digital health equity. He is the author of, "The Unexpected Journey of Caring: The Transformation from Loved One to Caregiver" (Rowman & Littlefield).


Ph.D., Purdue University
M.A., San Diego State University
B.A., University of San Diego

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