Nick Iannarino

Board Member

Nick Iannarino is currently Associate Professor of Health Communication, University of Michigan-Dearborn, where he studies how people in close relationships manage the social experience of severe and chronic illness, particularly among young adult cancer patients and their close supporters. He also studies the use of humor in existing narratives about traumatic illness (e.g., found in YA blogs, comedy performances, comic books), adult siblings who have made health decisions for an aging parent, and family communication patterns among cancer patients and their primary caregivers. He also teaches undergraduate courses on multiple topics related to health communication, risk and crisis communication, qualitative and quantitative research methods, interpersonal communication, and public speaking.