Have you ever tried to convince someone to join you in training for a 10K? Or what about a late-night movie marathon with your partner complete with candy and snacks? Valerie's research focuses on how people in close relationships communicate with one another about health, focusing on different ways in which relational partners support and influence one another - in sometimes subtle and overt ways. How a person communicates about health can impact their partner, and those messages often reflect one's own feelings and behaviors about health and relationships as well. Join Dr. Valerie Young on June 27th at 7:00 p.m. EST via Zoom to learn more!

Valerie joined the Communication Department at Hanover in the fall of 2010. She teaches courses in research methods; interpersonal, organizational, and health communication; as well as the introduction course. She studies and teaches about a variety of communication topics involving health behaviors, close relationships, and relationship sacrifices. Her research is available on the Google Scholar website.

The Nichols Community Inquiry Series was made possible by the generous support of Mark Nichols '74 and Cheri Griffith Nichols '74. The purpose of the Nichols Community Inquiry Series is to promote lifelong learning opportunities for alumni and friends by creating events for the Hanover College Community to interact with faculty.

Questions? Contact Miranda Maxwell, Associate Vice President for Advancement, at maxwellm@hanover.edu or 812-866-7034. The Zoom link will be in the event registration confirmation email.