Leigh Ford

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Leigh Ford
Director of the School of Communication
Office: 
(269) 387-3133
Location: 
309 Sprau Tower, Mail Stop 5318
Mailing address: 
School of Communication
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5318 USA
Education: 
  • Ph.D., Purdue University
Teaching interests: 
  • Health communication
  • Health information
Bio: 

Dr. Leigh Ford is the director of the School of Communication at Western Michigan University.

Ford’s current research focuses on the communicative construction of hope during adverse life events. This research interest has developed from her previous work that focused on how individuals manage uncertainty during illness as they perceive support messages from others. She also has interests in health information campaigns developed in collaboration with members of marginalized communities.

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