Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Communication Doctoral Student and Graduate Lecturer, George Mason University

Hub Tags: Health Communication Hub | Family Communication

Interests: health, lifespan, and family communication in the context of prostate cancer, breast cancer, and other serious illness

OnAir Post: Camella J. Rising


Focus:   Health Care Delivery   eHealth

Research Gate web page

Address: Fairfax, VA


I am a third-year doctoral student in the Department of Communication at George Mason University.

I have 15 years of experience as a registered dietitian nutritionist, particularly in the area of public health nutrition.


Perceptions of parental nutrition communication strategies predict diet quality of adolescents with early menarche (FLASHE Study)

Conclusions: Results suggest diet quality of adolescents with early menarche may improve when strategies include parents purchasing fruits/vegetables; limiting purchase of junk foods/sugary drinks; not allowing junk foods/sugary drinks to emotionally cope; and setting limits without over-regulating intake of junk foods/sugary drinks. Findings can be used to develop or refine guidance for families, with the goal of helping adolescent girls attain or maintain a healthy body weight. Families with Black adolescent girls may particularly benefit from such guidance.

Panel Presentation and Discussion

The Role of Communication in Addressing Obesity and Diet-Related Concerns

Friday April 27, 2017
DCHC 2017 “Patient-Centered Health Communication” Conference

Debriefing Panel Discussion

Interplay between Online and Offline Patient-Centered Health Communication

Friday April 28, 2017
DCHC 2017 “Patient-Centered Health Communication” Conference

This panel focuses on tailored information, or information adapted to the specific preferences of an individual, and how it is intended to reach and affect patients with a greater likelihood than standardized information.

Together, the presenters on this panel will provide a more comprehensive understanding of how to optimize patient-centered communication by considering the active ingredients of both offline and online tailored health communication.