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Faculty Scholar Karyn Jones, Ph.D.. at Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina

Karyn Jones, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communication Studies
Department Chair of Communication Studies
Director, Graduate Health Communication Certificate
College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

Contact: 864-656-1567 or karynj@clemson.edu


Who is Dr. Jones?

Karyn Jones is the chair of the Department of Communication Studies. Her primary research interests include health communication, disability studies, and media effects. She has taught a wide variety of communications courses, covering health communication theory, practice, planning and evaluation. 

For more information, see her College Profile.

How Dr. Jones’ research is transforming health care

Karyn is transforming health care by examining the ways in which we communicate about health and wellness. Her most recent projects include qualitative research on perceived roles, responsibilities, communication, and social support among families of children with multiple disabilities and quantitative research on public communication about health. 

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Health Research Expertise Keywords

Health Communication, Disability Studies, Media Effects