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Stephen M Haas

Title: Associate Professor
Office: 145B McMicken Hall
Tel: 513-556-4442
Email: stephen.haas@uc.edu

Stephen M. Haas (Ph.D., Ohio State University) is an Associate Professor, and served as Graduate Director from 2002-2007. At the national level, he has served as Chair of the Health Communication Division of the National Communication Association, and Vice Chair/Conference Planner for the Division.  He and his colleagues' work on virtual communities that developed the "Online Negative Enabling Support Groups (ONESGs) Theory" (New Media & Society) (Sage) received national and international news coverage.  In addition, his co-authored 2015 national survey work on the importance of marriage in same-sex couples has been cited in the national discussion of LGBTQ equality and has received the 2017 Monograph of the Year Award from the LGBTQ Studies Division of the National Communication Association.

His teaching and research interests are in the areas of Health Communication and Interpersonal/Relational Communication. Much of his work has explored communication dimensions of: (a) Relationship Maintenance in Different-Sex and Same-Sex Couples (b) Social Support/Coping in Couples/Families Coping with Chronic Illness (e.g., HIV/AIDS), (c) Uncertainty Management Theory, and (d) Patient Self-Advocacy in Doctor-Patient Communication. His research has been published in Communication and Medical Journals such as Human Communication Research, Communication Monographs, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Health Communication, AIDS Care, Journal of Nursing in AIDS Care, Journal of Pediatric Nursing, and he serves on the editorial boards of the journals Health Communication and the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

Dr. Haas has been the recipient of several national awards; including the Health Communication Distinguished Article of the Year Award from the Health Communication Division of the National Communication Association--an award that recognizes research with a significant impact on the field of Health Communication, and the National Communication Association's Golden Anniversary Monograph Award recognizing the top articles and books published in the Communication discipline. In addition, he received the National Communication Association's Gerald R. Miller Dissertation Award for the top dissertation in the field of Communication in 1999, as well as, receiving the joint National Communication Association/International Communication Association's top dissertation award from the Interpersonal Communication Divisions.

His research has been funded by several National Institute of Health agencies including the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Nursing Research, and the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases AIDS Clinical Trials Division. He also is a former faculty member at Rutgers University.

Education

  • Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1999 (Communication).
  • M.A. , University of Cincinnati, 1991 (Communication).
  • B.A., University of Cincinnati, 1990 (Communication).

Research Information

Research Support

  • (Principal Investigator), Haas, Stephen, Relationship Maintenance in Same-Sex Couples, Rutgers University. $1,100. 09-1999 to 09-2000. Status: Completed.
  • (Principal Investigator, Individual NIMH Fellow), Haas, Stephen, Relationship Maintenance in Couples Coping with HIV/AIDS, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institutes of Health, 1F31MH11942-01. $18,813. 07-1997 to 07-1998. Status: Completed.
  • (Principal Investigator), Haas, S.M., Relationship Maintenance in Couples with HIV/AIDS, Graduate School of the Ohio State University. $1,500. 07-1997 to 07-1998. Status: Completed.
  • (Research Associate), Haas, S. M. (Brashers, Dale Ph.D.-PI), The Management of Uncertainty for Persons with HIV/AIDS, National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) Grant, National Institutes of Health, 1R29NR04376-01A1. $510,000. 02-1998 to 06-2002. Status: Completed.
  • (Research Associate), Haas, S.M. (Brashers, Dale Ph.D.-PI), Access to Illness and Treatment Information for Persons with HIV or AIDS: The Role of Technology in Health Care Decision Making, Ameritech Foundation. $16,500. 03-1995 to 12-1996. Status: Completed.
  • (Research Associate), Haas, S.M., (Brashers, Dale Ph.D-PI), Uncertainty, Communication, and Coping, The Ohio State University. $12,500. 03-1994 to 03-1995. Status: Completed.
  • (Co-Investigator) Haas, S.M., Doctor-Child Communication: Relations with Satisfaction. National Institutes of Health R03 grant application, $157,000. Interdisciplinary proposal among seven UC faculty from the College of Arts & Sciences, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services, and the College of Medicine. Co-investigator, Co-Author.. Submitted, Not Funded. 02-2010.
  • (Co-Investigator; Lyons (Center PI)), Haas, Stephen; Lyons, Michael (Grant Co-Authors), Facilitated Serosorting: Use of Official HIV Status Verification for Optimization of Sexual Partner Communication to Prevent HIV Infection. National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) R34 Grant Proposal. Dual Authored, Co-Investigator with Michael Lyons, MD, University Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine. $450,000. (Submitted, 01/2016). Status: Pending.
  • (Co-Principal Investigator), Haas, Stephen; Lyons, Michael (Co-Principal Investigators), Communication Empowering Decision-Making in Sexual Partner Selection to Reduce HIV Transmission. University of Cincinnati Research Council Grant.. $25,000.00. 04/01/2014 to 03/31/2015. Status: Completed.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Brashers, D. E., Neidig, J. L., Reynolds, N. R., & Haas, S. M. (1998). Uncertainty in illness across the HIV/AIDS trajectory. Journal of the Association of Nursing in AIDS Care, 9, 66-77.
  • Haas, S. M., & Stafford, L. (1998). An initial examination of maintenance behaviors in gay and lesbian relationships. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 15, 846-855.
  • Brashers, D. E., Neidig, J., Cardillo, L., Dobbs, L., Russell, J. A., & Haas, S. M. (1999). "In an important way I did die": Uncertainty and revival in persons living with HIV and AIDS. AIDS Care: Psychological & Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV, 11, 201-220. 
  • Brashers, D. E., Haas, S. M., & Neidig, J. L. (1999). The Patient Self-Advocacy Scale (PSAS):  Measuring patient involvement in health care decision-making interactions.  Health Communication, 11, 97-121.
  • Brashers, D. E., Haas, S. M., Klingle, R. S., & Neidig, J. L. (2000). Collective AIDS activism and individual self-advocacy in physician-patient communication. Human Communication Research, 26 (3), 372-402.
  • Brashers, D. E., Neidig, J. L., Haas, S. M., Dobbs, L. K., Cardillo, L. W., & Russell, J. A. (2000). Communication in the management of uncertainty: The case of persons living with HIV or AIDS. Communication Monographs, 67 (1), 63-84.  NCA 2000 Golden Monograph Award and Health Communication Distinguished 2004 Article of the Year.
  • Stafford, L., Dainton, M., & Haas, S. M. (2000). Measuring routine and strategic relational maintenance: Scale revision, sex versus gender roles, and the prediction of relational characteristics. Communication Monographs, 67 (3), 306-323.
  • Brashers, D. E., Haas, S. M., Neidig, J. L., & Rintamaki, L. (2002).  Social activism, self-advocacy, and coping with HIV illness. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 19(1), 113-133.
  • Haas, S. M.  (2002).  Social support as relationship maintenance in gay male couples coping with HIV. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 19(1), 87-111.
  • Brashers, D. E., Neidig, J. L., Russell, J. A., Cardillo, L. W., Haas, S. M., Dobbs, L. K., Garland, M., McCartney, B., & Nemeth, S.  (2003).  The medical, personal, and social causes of uncertainty in HIV illness. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 24(5), 497-522.
  • Haas, S. M., & Stafford, L. (2005). Maintenance behaviors in same-sex and marital relationships: A matched sample comparison. Journal of Family Communication, 5(1), 43-60.
  • Haas, S. M., Irr, M. E., Jennings, N., & Wagner, L. (2011).  Communicating thin: A grounded model of Online Negative Enabling Support Groups (ONESGs) in the pro-anorexia movement.  New Media & Society, 13, 40-57. First published online October 12, 2010.  DOI: 10.1177/1461444810363910. 
  • Kerr, A., & Haas, S. M. (2014).  Parental Uncertainty in Illness: Managing uncertainty surrounding an 'orphan' illness.  Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 29, 393-400. DOI: 10.1016/j.pedn.2014.01.008
  • Haas, S. M., & Whitton, S. (2015). The significance of living together and importance of marriage in same-sex couples.  Journal of Homosexuality, 62 (9), 1-23.
  • Perazzo, J., Haas, S. M., Webel, A., & Voss, J. (2016).  Role of the Internet in care initiation by People Living with HIV (PLWH). Research in Nursing & Health, 40, 43-50.
  • Giambra, B., Haas, S. M., Britto, M., & Lipstein, E. (in press). Exploration of parent-provider communication during clinic visits for children with chronic conditions.  Manuscript accepted for publication at the Journal of Pediatric Health Care.
  • Haas, S. M., Perazzo, J., Ruffner, A., Ancon, R., & Lyons, M. (in press). The KNOW*NOW Project: Facilitated serosorting in HIV-status sexual partner communication. Manuscript accepted for publication at the journal AIDS Education & Prevention.

Book Chapter

  • Haas, S. M.  (2000).  Relationship maintenance in male same-sex couples coping with HIV. In L. Lederman & D. Gibson (Eds.), Communication theory (pp. 383-409). Dubuque, IO: Hunt.
  • Brashers, D. E., Neidig, J. L., Dobbs, L.K., Russell, J. A., Cardillo, L. W., & Haas, S. M.  (2001). Transitions and challenges: Revival and uncertainty for persons living with HIV or AIDS. In S. G. Funk, E. M. Tornquist, J. Leeman, M. S. Miles, & J. S. Harrell (Eds.), Key Aspects of Preventing and Managing Chronic Illness (pp. 141-160). New York: Springer.
  • Brashers, D. E., Haas, S. M., & Neidig, J. L.  (2002).  Satisfying the argumentative requirements for self-advocacy. In F. H. van Eemeren (Ed.), Advances in Pragma-Dialectics (pp. 291-308).  Newport News, VG: Vale Press.
  • Haas, S. M.  (2003).  Relationship maintenance in same-sex couples.  In D. Canary & M. Dainton (Eds.), Maintaining Relationships through Communication:  Relational, Contextual, and Cultural Variations (pp. 209-230).  Hillsdale, NJ:  Lawrence Earlbaum.
  • Haas, S. M. (2008). Social support as relationship maintenance in gay male couples coping with HIV/AIDS. In L. C. Lederman (Ed.), Beyond these Walls: Readings in Health Communication (pp. 252-270). New York, Oxford University Press.
  • Brashers, D. E., Haas, S. M., & Neidig, J. L. (2014).  Aktive patienten – die Patient Self-Advocacy Scale zur messung der patientbezogenen involviertheit und partizipation. In A. Schorr (Ed.), Gesundheitskommunikation:  Psychologische und interdisziplinare Perpspektiven (Health Communication:  Psychological and interdisciplinary perspectives) (pp. 289-313).  Nomos Publishers, Baden-Baden, Germany.  Published in German.
  • Haas, S. M., & Barlow, P.  (in press).  Physicians as Detectives: Managing uncertainty in patient care.  Accepted invited chapter in du Pré, A., & Berlin Ray, E. (Eds.), Case Studies: Real life Scenarios in Health Communication. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Companion text to Athena du Pré’s Communicating about Health: Current Issues and Perspectives.
  • Haas, S. M. (in press).  Stigma, heteronormative passing with healthcare providers, and partner health involvement in male same-sex couples.  In J. Theiss & K. Greene (Eds.), Contemporary Studies of Relationships, Health, and Wellness. Cambridge University Press.

Presentations & Lectures

Invited Presentations

  • Haas, S.M. (11-2001). Relational communication research on HIV or AIDS: NCA Spotlight on Top Research highlighting 3 of the Top HIV/AIDS Health Communication research programs in the country National Communication Association, Atlanta, GA.
  • Haas, S. M. (10-2004). The Impact of AIDS Activism on Consumerism in the US Healthcare System Department of Nursing, Xavier Univeristy.
  • Haas, S. M. (03-2003). Relationship Maintenance and the Communicative Management of Uncertainty in Couples Living with HIV or AIDS Department of Sociology Professional Colloquium, University of Cincinnati.
  • Haas, S. M. (01-1999). Patient-Physician Communication: Becoming Your Own Self-Advocate The Chelsea Assisted-Living Residence, East Brunswick, New Jersey.
  • Haas, S. M. (11-2010). AIDS Activism, Patient Self-Advocacy, and Uncertainty Management Theory: Tracing the development of Uncertainty Management Theory. Invited presentation on the NCA President's panel "Honoring the Scholarship of Dale Brashers" at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, San Francisco, CA..
  • Haas, S. M. (09-2014). Online Negative Enabling Support Groups (ONESGs): Pro-Anorexic Adolescents and Beyond. Invited presentation at the national "Pediatric Evidence-Based Practice 2014 Conference: Evidence Implementation for Changing Models of Pediatric Health Care.” Sponsored by Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio..
  • Haas, S. M. (11-2014). Same-Sex Marriage and Communication at the 100th Anniversary of NCA: Past research and future directions. Top NCA scholars studying same-sex couple communication and same-sex marriage address their research programs and future directions of the field. National Communication Association annual convention, Chicago, IL..

Paper Presentations

  • Combs, J., & Haas, S. M. (11-2005). Communication apprehension and self-disclosure. National Communication Association, Boston, MA.
  • Haas, S. M. (11-2003). Say what?: Interpersonal interaction issues in health and health-related contexts. Interpersonal and Health Communication Divisions, National Communication Association, Miami, FL.
  • Haas, S, M. (11-2001). Relational communication research on HIV or AIDS: Spotlight on Top Research. National Communication Association, Atlanta, GA.
  • Haas, S, M. (11-2001). Exploring issues of frequency of use versus importance in relationship maintenance behaviors. National Communication Association, Atlanta, GA.
  • Haas, S, M., & Grossman, B. (11-2001). An initial examination of communicative “passing” strategies by gay and lesbian individuals in healthcare interactions. National Communication Association, Atlanta, GA.
  • Haas, S. M. & Holman, D. (11-2001). Relationship maintenance behaviors in African-American married couples. National Communication Association, Atlanta, GA.
  • Haas, S. M. (11-2000). Cognitive and affective dimensions of health-related social influence attempts in couples coping with HIV/AIDS. National Communication Association, Seattle, WA.
  • Haas, S. M. (11-1999). Relationship maintenance in gay male couples coping with HIV/AIDS. Interpersonal Communication Division, National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Brashers, D. E., Neidig, J. L., Haas, S. M., Dobbs, L. K., Cardillo, L. W., & Russell, J. A. (11-1999). Communication in the management uncertainty. National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Brashers, D. E., Haas, S. M., Klingle, R. S., & Neidig, J. L. (07-1999). Collective AIDS activism and individual's perceived self-advocacy in physician-patient communication. Communication in Medicine Conference sponsored by , Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
  • Haas, S. M. (06-1999). Exploring seropositive and seronegative partners’ motivations for relationship initiation in HIV-discordant and concordant couples. International Network on Personal Relationships (INPR) and the International Society for the Study of Personal Relationships (ISSPR), Louisville, KY.
  • Haas, S. M. (05-1999). Social support as relationship maintenance in couples coping with HIV/AIDS. International Communication Association, San Fransisco.
  • Brashers, D. E., Neidig, J., Cardillo, L., Dobbs, L., Russell, J. A., & Haas, S. M. (04-1999). In an important way I did die": Uncertainty and revival in persons living with HIV and AIDS. Key Aspects of Caring for Chronic Illness Conference, UNC-Chapel Hill, NC.
  • Brashers, D. E., Haas, S. M., & Neidig, J. L. (11-1998). Information source preferences of ersons living with HIV/AIDS. National Communication Association, New York, NY.
  • Stafford, L., Haas, S. M., & Dainton, M. (11-1998). A revision and expansion of Canary and Stafford's relational maintenance scale. National Communication Association, New York, NY.
  • Brashers, D. E., Haas, S. M., & Neidig, J. L. (07-1998). Satisfying the argumentative requirements of self-advocacy. International Society for the Study of Argumentation, Amsterdam.
  • Brashers, D. E., Haas, S. M., Neidig, J. L., & McDonald, M. (06-1998). Information sources used by persons living with HIV/AIDS. 12th International Conference on AIDS, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Brashers, D. E., Neidig, J. L., Dobbs, L., Russell, J., Cardillo, L., & Haas, S. M. (06-1998). Uncertainty and revival for persons living with AIDS. 12th International Conference on AIDS, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Haas, S. M., & Stafford, L. (11-1997). Relationship maintenance behaviors in same-sex and heterosexual couples: An exploratory comparison. National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Brashers, D. E., Haas, S. M., & Neidig, J. L. (11-1997). AIDS activism and self-advocacy: Encouraging participation in health care decision-making. National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Haas, S. M., Stafford, L., & Brashers, D. E. (07-1997). Relational maintenance strategies in couples coping with HIV/AIDS: A preliminary examination. Conference on families and HIV sponsored by the Office on AIDS, National Institute of Mental Health, NIH, Washington, D. C..
  • Haas, S. M., & Stafford, L. (06-1997). Maintenance behaviors in gay and lesbian relationships: Challenging social assumptions. International Network on Personal Relationships, Oxford, OH.
  • Brashers, D. E., Neidig, J. L., & Haas, S. M. (11-1996). Managing uncertainty about HIV and AIDS: The role of information seeking. National Communication Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Haas, S. M. (11-1996). A critical theory perspective of physician-patient interaction: AIDS activism as both an alternative and oppositional form of resistance to the traditional paternalistic model. National Communication Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Neidig, J. L., Brashers, D. E., & Haas, S. M. (10-1996). Managing uncertainty about HIV/AIDS: The role of information seeking and patient involvement in health care. Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, Chicago, IL.
  • Brashers, D. E., Neidig, J. L., Haas, S. M., & McDonald, M. (06-1996). The role of HIV/AIDS patient activism in health care decision making. 11th International Conference on AIDS, Vancouver, BC.
  • Brashers, D. E., & Haas, S. M. (05-1996). The Patient Activism Scale: Measuring patient involvement in health care decision making. International Communication Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Brashers, D. E., Haas, S. M., & Neidig, J. L. (05-1996). Managing versus coping with HIV/AIDS: Patient involvement in health care decision making II. International Communication Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Haas, S. M., & Brashers, D. E. (11-1995). AIDS patient activism: Patient involvement in health care decision making. the HIV/AIDS pre-conference at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, San Antonio, TX.
  • Haas, S. M. (11-1995). Modern corporations' use of issues management: A pentadic analysis of the implementation stage of the Procter & Gamble Corporation's environmental awareness campaign. National Communication Association, San Antonio, TX.
  • Haas, S. M., Irr, M. E., Jennings, N., & Wagner, L. (04-2010). Communicating thin: Stigma and the co-construction of online enabling support groups in the pro-anorexia movement.. Central States Communication Association, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Rankin, A, & Haas, S. M. (04-2010). Doctor-patient communication: Communication skills training and managing uncertainty.. Annual Kentucky Conference on Health Communication, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.
  • Rankin, A., & Haas, S. M. (05-2011). Parental uncertainty in illness: The struggle for parents to assign meaning to an “orphan” illness. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Boston, MA..
  • Haas, S. M. (11-2011). Relational Maintenance Behaviors, Religiosity, and Gender Role Orientation in African American Marriages: Incorporation of a Relational Maintenance Religion Scale (RMRS). Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA..
  • Whitton, S. W., Haas, S. M., Kuryluk, A. D., & Weitbrecht, E. M. (11-2013). Cohabitation: What does it mean for young same­sex couples and how does it relate to couple and individual well-being? . Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN..
  • Haas, S. M., & Whitton, S. W. (11-2013). The significance of living together and importance of marriage for same-sex couples.. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Washington, DC..
  • Haas, S. M., Perazzo, J. D., Ruffner, A. H., & Lyons, M. (11-2016). Exploring cultural assumptions, myths, and norms affecting sexual partner HIV communication after 30 years of public education. Paper presented at the national bi-annual Kentucky Conference on Health Communication sponsored by the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY..

Honors & Awards

  • National Communication Association's Health Communication Distinguished Article of the Year Award , 2004. conferred by the Health Communication Division of the National Communication Association in recognition of work with a significant impact on the field of health communication. Title: “Communication in the Management of Uncertainty: The Case of Persons Living with HIV or AIDS,”Communication Monographs, 67(1), 63-84..
  • National Communication Association's Golden Anniversary Monograph of the Year Award , 2001. conferred by the National Communication Association recognizing the top article or book published in the Communication discipline in 2000 for “Communication in the Management of Uncertainty: The Case of Persons Living with HIV or AIDS,”Communication Monographs, 67(1), 63-84..
  • National Communication Association's Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Dissertation of the Year Award , 2000. conferred by the National Communication Association recognizing the top dissertation in the Communication discipline in 1999 for “Relationship Maintenance in Gay Male Couples Coping with HIV/AIDS.”.
  • International Communication Association's Interpersonal Communication Division's Dissertation of the Year Award , 2000. conferred jointly by the Interpersonal Communication Divisions of the International Communication Association and the National Communication Association, awarded at ICA’S 2000 annual conference, Acapulco, Mexico, for “Relationship Maintenance in Gay Male Couples Coping with HIV/AIDS.” .
  • NCA Interpersonal Communication Division Top Paper Award for Outstanding Research , 1999. Title: "Relationship Maintenance in Gay Male Couples Coping with HIV/AIDS.” National Communication Association Annual Convention, Interpersonal Communication Division. .
  • NCA Health Communication Division Top Paper Award for Outstanding Research , 1996. Title: “Managing uncertainty about HIV and AIDS: The role of information seeking.” National Communication Association Annual Convention, Health Communication Division..
  • , 2017. Monograph of the Year Award in the GLBTQ Studies Division of the National Communication Association. Title: "The significance of living together and importance of marriage in same-sex couples. (2015). Journal of Homosexuality, 62(9), 1241-1263. .

Experience & Service

Service

  • Division Graduate Student Representative, 1998, Health Communication Division. National Communication Association. Elected officer,
  • Division Secretary, 2002, Interpersonal Communication Division. National Communication Association. Elected officer
  • Division Vice-Chair Elect, 2004, Health Communication Division. National Communication Association. Elected officer
  • Division Vice-Chair & Conference Planner, 2005, Health Communication Division, National Communication Association. Elected officer. Managed submissions, reviews, and planning of 31 Division panels for the annual national conference
  • Division Chair, 2006, Health Communication Division, National Communication Association. Elected officer. (800 division members)
  • Division Immediate Past Chair, 2007, Health Communication Division, National Communication Association
  • Legislative Assembly Representative, 2006, National Communication Association, Health Communication Division,
  • Legislative Assembly Representative, 2007, National Communication Association, Health Commuication Division

Courses Taught

  • Health Communication (Capstone)
    Health Communication (Capstone)
    Level: Undergraduate

  • Advanced Interpersonal Communication Theory
    Advanced Interpersonal Communication Theory
    Level: Undergraduate

  • Persuasion Theory & Interpersonal Influence
    Persuasion Theory & Interpersonal Influence
    Level: Undergraduate

  • Empirical Communication Research Methods (Social Science/Quantitative/Qualitiative)
    Empirical Communication Research Methods (Social Science/Quantitative/Qualitiative)
    Level: Graduate

  • Advanced Interpersonal Communication Research
    Advanced Interpersonal Communication Research
    Level: Graduate

  • Advanced Interpersonal Communication Theory
    Advanced Interpersonal Communication Theory
    Level: Graduate

  • Communication Research Methods (Social Science/Quantitative/Qualitiative)
    Communication Research Methods (Social Science/Quantitative/Qualitiative)
    Level: Undergraduate

  • Family Communication
    Family Communication
    Level: Undergraduate

  • Seminar in Health Communication: Provider-Patient Communication & Caregiving
    Seminar in Health Communication: Provider-Patient Communication & Caregiving
    Level: Graduate

Additional Information

Dr. Stephen Haas is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication. His primary areas are Health Communication and Interpersonal/Relational Communication.  His research focuses on communication and uncertainty management, patient self-advocacy in physician-patient communication, and social support in couples/families coping with illness. He teaches courses in Health Communication, Interpersonal Communication Theory, and Research Methods.