Melanie Savelli

Graduate Student, Communication (Affiliate)


Research Overview

My current research focuses on chronic illnesses and how patients communicate about their disease. Another area of interest for me is misconceptions and stigmas generated about people with invisible illnesses (e.g. Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome / Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy).

Education

Ph.D. Communication, ABD expected May 2014
University of Connecticut
Areas of Concentration: Mass Communication, Health Communication

Featured Publications

Roy, D., Savelli, M., and Fishlock, J., (2014, April). The inner demon: Effects of psychological factors and BMI on intentions to join a gym. Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association Conference, Providence, Rhode Island.

Savelli, M. (2013, March). News television selection by young adults seeking political information. Paper presented at the Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association, Washington D.C..

Savelli, M. and Pudlinski, C., (2014, April). The best nonverbal immediacy practices of teachers based on student opinion. Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association Conference, Providence, Rhode Island.

Contact Information
Emailmelanie.savelli@uconn.edu
Mailing AddressDepartment of Communication
337 Mansfield Road, Unit 1259
Storrs, CT 06269-1259