Bryan Whaley teaches courses in social influence, message design in health interaction, communication and disability, and experimental research methods. His research interests concern the relationship between language/message variables and social influence, linguistic and social cognitive factors related to illness explanation and compliance messages in health contexts, linguistic and visual strategies for explaining health-related, scientific or complex information, and communication strategies when interacting with persons with disabilities.
- Director, Health Studies
- PhD, Purdue University
Awards & Distinctions
- Distinguished Book Award, Health Communication Division, National Communication Association, 2019 (for Research Methods in Health Communication: Principles and Application)
- USF Disability Issues Committee Award, 2010
- USF Faculty Association Distinguished Teaching Award, 2007
- Distinguished Book Award, Health Communication Division, National Communication Association, 2007 (for Explaining Illness: Research, Theory, and Strategies)