Analisa Arroyo earned a Ph.D. in Communication with a minor in Family Studies and Human Development from the University of Arizona in 2013. She teaches classes in relational communication, family communication, interpersonal communication, and research methods. Her research interests are in health and interpersonal communication as they related to body image issues, psychosocial well-being, and mental health. Specifically, Analisa explores how individuals, friends, and family members communicate about their weight, bodies, and appearance, and the subsequent health-related outcomes of their communication. Her research can be found in some of the top peer-reviewed Communication journals, including Communication Monographs and Human Communication Research, and has yielded press coverage in such media outlets as Fox News, MSNBC, Good Morning America, and Fitness Magazine.
Analisa recently published an article in Body Image: An International Journal of Research exploring the intergenerational transmission of disordered eating attitudes in three generations of women.