Carolyn K. Shue, PhD (Ohio University) is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies. Dr. Shue's research focuses on the evaluation of communication processes in the clinical setting and understanding the connection between communication processes and health outcomes. She has presented and published research related to low-health literacy, diabetes, and communication; physician communication skills training and the clinical management of childhood obesity; and family communication processes that occur during the progression of Alzheimer's disease. She has professional experience in the area of medical education and assessment. Her work has been published in Health Communication, Communication Education, Communication Research Reports, Academic Medicine, Journal of General Internal Medicine, Patient Education and Counseling, Alzheimer's Care Quarterly, and Health Education & Behavior.
Shue, C. K., Whitt, J. K., Daniel, L., & Shue, C. B. (2015). Promoting conversations between physicians and families about childhood obesity: Evaluation of physician communication training within a clinical practice improvement initiative. Health Communication, 31, 408-416.
O'Hara, L. L. S. & Shue, C. K. (2015). Low-health literacy and the clinical encounter: Promoting understanding for patients through effective communication. In M Brann (Ed.), Contemporary Case Studies in Health Communication: Theoretical & Applied Approaches (2nd ed., pp. 73-84). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.
O'Hara, L. L. S. & Shue, C. K. (2014). A sensitive question: Asking about race in a research interview. The Qualitative Report, 19, 1-21. http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/QR19/ohara88.pdf
Shue, C. K., McGeary, K. A., Reid, I., Khubchandani, J., & Fan, M. (2014). Health care reform: Understanding individuals' attitudes and information sources. BioMed Research International, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/813851
Stamp G. & Shue, C. K. (2012). A review of research trends over the past 20 years in family communication research. Handbook of Family Communication (2nd ed., pp. 11-28). New York: NY: Routledge.
Shue, C. K., & O'Hara, L. (2012). Usability: Patient-physician interactions and the EMR. In S. Jones & F. Groom (Eds.), Healthcare and Information & Communication Technologies (pp. 123-144). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
Shue, C. K. (2011). Factors that promote and prohibit access to participants in the clinical setting: A review of response rates from a health communication intervention study. Patient Education and Counseling, 82, 488-494.
Shue, C. K. (2010). Accrediting and licensing standards as evidence of impact. Health Communication, 25, 563-564.