Johnson-Young Presents at and Chairs Panel at NCA Conference

Portrait of Professor Elizabeth Johnson YoungElizabeth Johnson-Young, Assistant Professor of Communication, presented at the 2019 National Communication Association’s annual conference in Baltimore, Maryland. She presented on a research paper titled “Communicating about Safety: Understanding Pediatric Residents’ Communication Decisions Regarding Anticipatory Guidance about Firearms” during a panel titled Factors that Prompt Interpersonal Discussion about Health. The paper presented descriptive statistics regarding how pediatricians in the Baltimore area communicate about anticipatory guidance with patients and parents. Ultimately, the research presents a path analysis model that demonstrates the factors leading to pediatricians’ prioritization of firearm counseling during well child visits. While at the conference, she also chaired a panel titled Beyond the Journal: Discussion of Media Narratives about Youth and Race and a Call for Media Literacy. This panel included presentations from UMW colleagues Adria Goldman and Emily Deering Crosby.