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Elle Johnson

PhD Candidate

Contact Info

Caldwell 513

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.


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Events featuring Elle Johnson
Caldwell Hall 502

Please join us as PhD candidate Elle Johnson presents her colloquium.

Articles Featuring Elle Johnson

The Communication Studies department is proud to recognize Allison Doherty, Elle Johnson, and Savannah Downing, each of whom has been chosen as an Outstanding Teaching Assistant by the Center for Teaching and Learning for 2022. Each of these graduate students…

The Communication Studies Department is honored to announce that Elle Johnson, a PhD candidate in our Interpersonal and Health Communication program, has been chosen to participate in the SEC Emerging Scholars Career Prep Workshop. The SEC established this…

Communication Studies PhD student Elle Johnson has been named as a recipient of a Graduate School Dean's Award for her dissertation project. Johnson's dissertation is entitled "Avoiding the Pandemic: Investigating Changes in Stress Following Supportive…

Major Professor

Analisa Arroyo

Associate Professor

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