Lazenby, Braidyn

Seeking Ph.D. in Interpersonal Communication

Email Address: braidynl@utexas.edu
Hometown: Prattville, AL
B.A. Degree: Communication Studies, The University of Alabama
M.A. Degree: Communication Studies, The University of Alabama
 
Current research interests: Interpersonal health communication, health narratives, uncertainty/uncertainty reduction, disclosure, and health behaviors
 
Projected Graduation: Spring 2024
 
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Erin Donovan
 

Donovan, E. E., Lazenby, B., Woods, J. M., & Alkhafaji, H. (2021, February). Difficult conversations during the pandemic. Poster to be presented at the annual St. David’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research in Underserved Populations (CHPR) Conference, Austin, TX. 

Lazenby, B. (2020, November). From the Heart: A Qualitative Analysis of Tensions from Traumatic Cardiac Event Survivor Narratives. Competitive paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Online.  

Carmack, H., Macklin, C., Lazenby, B., Jaber, B., & Parker, R. (2020, November). Co-Rumination as Catharsis: Graduate Students’ Social Constructions of Negative Talk and Graduate Student Life. Competitive paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Online.  

Lazenby, B. (2020, March). Pompous Portrayal: A Rhetorical Analysis of Southern Marriage Culture Portrayed in Television. Poster presented at Discerning Diverse Voices: Symposium on Diversity, Tuscaloosa, AL.

Lazenby, B. (2020, April). Losing Ctrl of Relationships: Perceived Differences in the Quality of Care Using Technology. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Kentucky Conference on Health Communication, Lexington, KY.

Lazenby, B. (2019, November). Public Healing: Analysis and Implications of Celebrity Health Narratives. Competitive paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Baltimore, MD.

- Marsha Houston Award. (2020). Outstanding Graduate Student Work in Social Justice and Diversity. Awarded by: Department of Communication Studies; Graduate School. University of Alabama.

- Outstanding Master’s Thesis. (2020). Department of Communication Studies Nomination. Graduate School Thesis Competition. University of Alabama.

- Outstanding Paper. (2019). Public Healing: Analysis and Implications of Celebrity Health Narratives. Outstanding Capstone Paper. University of Alabama.