Greenwell, Mackenzie

Seeking Ph.D. in Interpersonal Communication

Email address: mackenzie.greenwell@utexas.edu
Hometown: Evansville, IN
B.A. Degree: Professional Writing, Purdue University
M.A. Degree: Communication Studies, Purdue University

Current Research Interests: Mackenzie's research interests are at the intersection of interpersonal and health communication. She is particularly interested in exploring family communication about mental health and illness, including message features, disclosure decisions, coping and supportive communication, and destigmatization of mental illness.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Erin Donovan

Expected Graduation Date: May 2018

 

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2017 Presentations

“Health Communication: Improving Practices in Campus Health.” Preconference to be presented at the annual convention of the American College Health Association, Austin, TX, May, 2017.  
 
Greenwell, M. R. (2017, May). Memorable messages from family members about mental health and young adult attitudes toward clinical help seeking. Paper to be presented at the International Communication Association conference, San Diego, CA. (Top Student Paper, Health Communication Division).
 
Harrison, M. A., Smith, W. R., and Greenwell, M. R. (2017, May). Frontline employees and the medical clinic front and backstage. Paper to be presented at the International Communication Association conference, San Diego, CA.
 
Harrison, M. A., Smith, W. R., and Greenwell, M. R. (2017, April). Impression management in a health clinic: The case of frontline employees to be presented at the Annual McCombs Innovation in Healthcare Delivery Systems Symposium, Austin, TX.
 

2016 Presentations

Greenwell, M. R. (2016, November). Parent-child communication about mental health.  Presented at the National Communication Association conference, Philadelphia, PA.
 
Greenwell, M. R., Jhang, J., & Zhang, W. (2016, November). Exploring therapeutic effects of expressive writing: Anticipated reemergence of stressors related to mental illness. Presented at the National Communication Association conference, Philadelphia, PA.
 
Greenwell, M. R. (2016, July). Target-relevant celebratory support seeking: Target envy and responses in various good news contexts. Paper presented at the International Association for Relationship Research conference, Toronto, Canada.
 

2015 Presentations

Mabry, A., Ahn, J., Greenwell, M. R., Koh, H., Li, X., & Mackert, M. (2015, April). Social norms and stigma: The unintended consequences for college students with addiction. Presented at St. David’s Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Research in Underserved Populations Conference in Austin, TX.
 

2014 Presentations

Dixson, M. D., Greenwell, M. R., Rogers-Stacy, C., Lauer, S., & Weister, T. (2014, November). Nonverbal immediacy behaviors and online student engagement: Bringing past instructional research into the present virtual classroom. Paper presented at the annual convention of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL. (Top Five Paper, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Division).

Dixson, M. D., Greenwell, M. R., Weister, T., Rogers-Stacy, C., & Lauer, S. (2016). Nonverbal immediacy behaviors and online student engagement: Bringing past instructional research into the present virtual classroom. Communication Education, 1-17. doi: 10.1080/03634523.2016.1209222

Reviewed by Mackenzie R. Greenwell (2016): Communicating Certainty and Uncertainty in Medical, Supportive and Scientific Contexts, by Zuczkowski, A., Bongelli, R., Riccioni, I., and Canestrari, C. (Eds.), Health Communication. doi: 0.1080/10410236.2016.1157910
 

Health Communication Scholars Program, 2016: UT Austin, Primary Investigator on Exploring therapeutic effects of expressive writing: Anticipated reemergence of stressors related to mental illness. ($2,000 competitive grant).

International Association for Relationship Research Conference, 2016: Student Submission Award.

Center for Health Communication Doctoral Fellow, University of Texas at Austin, 2015 - 2018.

Graduate Research Fellowship, 2015: Bodø Graduate School of Business, University of Nordland, Bodø, Norway.

Moody College of Communication Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin, 2014 - 2018.