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Imes, Rebecca S., PhD

Department of Communication and Sociology
Associate Professor
Office: Betty Lou Tikalsky House
Office Phone: 262-951-3011
B.A. - Nebraska Wesleyan University

M.A. - Emerson College/Tufts University School of Medicine, Joint Program in Health Communication, 1999

Ph.D. - University of Iowa
Areas of Specialization:
Health communication, interpersonal communication, small group communication, leadership
Scholarly and Professional Achievements:
Baxter, L.A., Bylund, C.L., Imes, R.S., & Scheive, D.M. (2005). Family communication environments and rule-based social control of adolescents' healthy lifestyle choices. Journal of Family Communication.

Bylund, C.L., Sabee, C.B., Imes, R.S., Aldridge, A.N. (in press) Exploration of the Construct of Reliance Among Patients Who Talk With Their Providers about Internet Information. Journal of Health Communication.  

Bylund, C.L., Imes, R.S., & Baxter, L.A. (2005). Parents' perceptual accuracy of their college student children's health and health risk behaviors. Journal of American College Health.

Invited Book Chapters

Bylund, C.L., & Imes, R.S. (2005). Communication and medical decision making in      context: Choosing between reasonable options. In E.B. Ray (Ed.) Health      Communication in Practice: Case Studies in Health Communication (pp. 69-80), 2nd edition, Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Service to Carroll University or the Profession:
Carroll Service
Chair, Medical Humanities Major Exploratory Committee, 2005-2006

Adviser, Habitat for Humanity, 2006-2007

Professional Service
Steering Committee Chair, Health Communication Working Group, APHA, 2002-2003; Co-chair 2005-2006

Member, Coalition for Health Communication, a joint effort of NCA, APHA, and ICA, 2002-present

Paper Reviewer, Health Communication Section, NCA, 2005-present

Paper Reader, Health Communication, CSCA, 2006

Abstract Reviewer, Health Communication Working Group, APHA, 1999-present

Website Subcommittee Member, Coalition for Health Communication, 2003-present

Panel Respondent, Family Communication Section, NCA, 2005

Programming Chair, Health Communication Working Group, APHA, 2003-2005

Blind reviewer for special issue of Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Fall 2003

Honors and Awards:
2006 Top Panel Award, Instructional Resources Interest Group, Central States Communication Association

Last updated 2/28/2007

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