Erin Basinger, PhD

Erin Basinger, PhD
Assistant Professor
Colvard 5021
Communication Studies
Research Interests: 
Dr. Basinger’s research focuses on interpersonal processes, including stress and coping and social support, as they occur in the health contexts (e.g., chronic illness, bereavement, mental illness). Specifically, she investigates how family members cope together or separately with stressors and how their coping patterns influence individual and relational outcomes. Her recent work focuses on type 2 diabetes and military deployment and how the individual stress of a diagnosis or a deployment affect and are affected by family members. For more information