Burdick, Suzanne

Seeking Ph.D. in Interpersonal Communication

Email address: suzanneburdick@utexas.edu
Hometown: Portland, OR (though was born in CA and grew up in MN and WI)
B.A. Degree: Social Justice, Religion, & Spanish
M.A. Degree: Communication & Leadership

Current Research Interests: the vulnerability we may feel when voicing what we want in our close relationships, Latinx sexual health conversations, conflict resolution, conflict mediation, and group facilitation.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Anita Vangelisti

Expected Graduation Date: summer or fall 2021

Research website: www.voicingdesire.com

LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/suzanne-burdick-4ab60868

YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk2FZm_jT7lJxQPz6zBvc9A/featured

Burdick, S. (2020, November). Risky requests: Applying politeness theory to vulnerable wants. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, online.

Burdick, S. (2020, February). Motifs of mindfulness: Mapping the conceptual terrain. Paper presented at the Western States Communication Association (Health Communication Division), Denver, CO.

Burdick, S., Morehouse, K., McCracken, A., & Blevins, M. (2020, February). A professor’s role as agitator in the classroom. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Western States Communication Association (Communication and Instruction Division), Denver, CO. 

R., Leonard, Burdick, S., McGoff, C., & Zamora, A. (2020, February). GIFTS Panel: Listening. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Western States Communication Association (Community College Division), Denver, CO. 

Burdick, S. (2019, November). A Burkean analysis of a speech on gun control. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association (Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division), Baltimore, MD.

Burdick, S. & Verma, N. (2019, November). Word choice matters: A pilot study on HPV recruitment. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Baltimore, MD.

Dailey, R., Zhang, T., Kurlak, R., Lloyd, R., & Burdick, S. (2019, November). Romantic partner perspectives of the relational context of weight loss support. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association (Family Communication Division), Baltimore, MD.

Burdick, S. (2019, February). Best practices in patient-provider conversations about sexual health: Latinx gay adolescents’ perspectives. Power point presentation at the Health Communication: Barriers, Breakthroughs and Best Practices Annual Online Conference, Urbana-Champaign, IL.                                                                                                                                             

Burdick, S., Blevins, M., & Morehouse, K. (2019, February). Dealing with difference: Listening in 360 degrees. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Western States Communication Association (Communication and Instruction Division), Seattle, WA.

Burdick, S., Ferriss, J.S., Vangelisti, A., Nutt, S., & Haney, K. (2019, February). Communicating about research with empathy: Examining patient attitudes and perceptions towards clinical trial participation. Poster presented at the Center for Health Communication Mental Health Symposium, Austin, TX.   

Burdick, S. & Campos-Morales, D. (2018, November). Understanding uncertainty among providers of the HPV vaccine. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Salt Lake City, UT. Top Paper Panel, Student Division.

Burdick, S., Haney, K., Nutt, S., Vangelisti, A., & Ferriss, J.S. (2018, November). The CARE study: Communicating about research with empathy. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Salt Lake City, UT.

Dailey, R. M., Burdick, S., Lloyd, R., Zhengyu, Z., & Kurlak, R. (2018, November). Romantic partner undermining of individuals’ weight loss: Behaviors and motivations. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Salt Lake City, UT.

Burdick, S., Schlag, K., & Vangelisti, A. (2018, November). Hurtful messages about the body and social distancing: How gender and relational closeness influence responses to messages perceived to be intentional. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Salt Lake City, UT.

Haney K, Nutt S, Burdick S, Vangelisti A, Ferriss JS. (2018, June). Communicating about research with empathy: Examining patient attitudes and perceptions towards clinical trial participation. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (Cancer Interest Group Abstract Forum), Chicago, IL.

Burdick, S. (2018, February). Understanding Latino lesbian, gay, and bisexual adolescent patients’ goal prioritizations in patient-provider sexual orientation and health disclosures. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western States Communication Association (Health Communication Division), San Jose, CA.

Burdick, S. (2017, November). Increasing women’s body satisfaction through dialogue: An initial exploration. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association (Health Communication Division), Dallas, TX.

Donovan, E. E., Greenwell, M., Table, A., Zhu, Y., & Burdick, S. (2017, November). Interpersonal communication training initiatives in health profession programs. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Dallas, TX.

Burdick, S. (2013, October). Recovering perfectionists unite! Presentation made at the annual meeting of the Washington Association of Educators of the Talented and Gifted, Seattle, WA.

Burdick, S. (2013, December). Las necesidades sociales y emocionales de los niños dotatos (The social and emotional needs of TAG children). Presentation made for the Oregon Association for the Talented and Gifted, Woodburn, OR.

Burdick, S. (2012, October). Keeping the core while softening the edges: The journey from perfectionism to success. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Oregon Association of the Talented and Gifted, Portland, OR.

Manuscripts in Preparation for Publication:

Burdick, S. (in preparation). Motifs of mindfulness: Mapping the conceptual terrain.

Burdick, S. & Nicholus, S. (in preparation). Latinx LGBT Adolescent and Young Adult Patients’ Goal Prioritizations in Patient-Provider Disclosures of Sexual Orientation and Sexual Health.

Campos-Morales, D.Y., Flores, B.E., Donovan, E., Burdick, S., Villarreal, E.K., & Parra-Medina, D. (in preparation). Perceived barriers and facilitators to HPV vaccine administration.

Vangelisti, A., Burdick, S. & Schlag, K. (in preparation). Hurtful messages about the body and social distancing: How gender and relational closeness influence responses to messages perceived to be intentional.

- Moody College of Communication Academic Fellowship, 2016-present

- Center for Health Communication Doctoral Fellow, 2017-2019

- Health Communication Scholars Research Grant Award Recipient, 2018

- Gonzaga University Graduate Commencement Ceremony Speaker, 2015

- Lambda Pi Eta Graduate Honors Society Member, 2012-present

- Summa Cum Laude Graduate from Gonzaga University, 2014

- Summa Cum Laude Graduate from Hamline University, 2006

- Presidential Academic Scholarship Award, Hamline University 2002-2006

- Piano Performance Award, Hamline University, 2002-2006

- John Wesley Social Justice Scholars Fellowship, Hamline University 2004

- Departmental Scholar Award, Religion Department, Hamline University, 2006