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Bonnie McCracken Nickels

Visiting Lecturer
A-254 Liberal Arts Hall
Ph.D. Communication

Professor McCracken Nickels has a B.A. in Communication from SUNY Geneseo; a M.S. in Communication and Media Technologies from RIT; and a Ph.D. in Communication from University at Buffalo. 

Professor McCracken Nickels conducts research on interpersonal health relations, end-of-life communication, and health portrayals in the media. 

Anker, A. E., Feeley, T. H.McCracken, B.J., Lagoe, C. (2016). The impact of mass   mediated health campaigns on knowledge, behavior, and self-efficacy: A series of   meta-analyses characterizing current campaigns to promote health. Journal of Health  Communication.

McCracken, B.J. & Feeley, T.H. (2017, Under review). Veterinary end-of-life communication: Application of the COMFORT model. Health Communication.

McCracken Nickels, B.J. (2017) “I’m so sorry for your loss”: The practice of providing emotional support in Veterinary medicine. Eastern Communication Association 2017 Conference. Paper Submission, Top Paper award.

Tenzek, K.E. & McCracken, B.J. (2016). End-of-Life (EOL) in Disney and Pixar films: An opportunity for engaging in difficult conversation. Omega: Journal of Death and Dying.

McCracken, B.J. & Feeley, T.H. (2016). End-of-life in veterinary medicine. National  Communication Association 2016 Conference. Paper Submission. 

McCracken, B.J., Rintamaki, L.S., & Peek, D.M. (2015). Breaking bad news during physician patient interactions. In M. Brann (Ed.), Contemporary Case Studies in Health Communication: Theoretical and Applied Approaches (2nd ed.). Dubuque, IA: Kendall  Hunt Publishing co.