Bonnie McCracken Nickels
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.