Elle Johnson is an accelerated PhD student in Interpersonal and Health Communication. Prior to her enrollment at the University of Georgia, Elle received her B.A. from the University of Tennessee. Her research interests focus on communication dynamics and challenges prevalent for the chronically stressed, including underserved rural and farming communities, aiming to develop interpersonal communication strategies to improve the physical, mental, and relational health of these populations.
Elle was named a 2021 SEC Emerging Scholar and was recently awarded the Dean's Award for Social Sciences to fund a cortisol collection project investigating the effects of avoidance in conversations about COVID-19 stress.