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 primarily concern the relationship between goals and communication behavior in vulnerable conversations, such as support-seeking and relational conflict, and how emotional expression and mental health status can influence these effects.
Elle is currently working on projects focused on the micro-linguistics of support-seeking messages, the role of anger and stoicism in relational conflict, and avoidance of support for opioid addiction in rural farmers in Georgia.