Alice E. Veksler, PhD

Assistant Professor of Health Communication, Christopher Newport University (Affiliate)

Graduate Faculty, Communication, University of Connecticut

Research Overview

My current research focuses on how social behavior affects human health and how human health can influence our social behaviors. My current large project in progress is an investigation of organizational stress on physiological health. In stage one of this project my co-author and I identified a specific type of work stressor that cannot be ameliorated through traditional social support interventions due to the fact that the stressor is “communicatively restricted.” In phase two, we plan to pilot test a writing intervention for specific use with this type of stressor. As an affiliate of InCHIP, I would like to work on developing an organizational intervention for dealing with specific communication based stressors with the hope of obtaining external grant funding for this work in the future. I also continue to examine how individuals maintain relationships characterized by unrequited attraction, how college students’ stress can be reduced through expressive writing interventions, and how people can be taught to deal with romantic dissolution-related stress.


Ph.D. Human Communication Studies, Arizona State University
M.A. Communication Studies, San Diego State University
B.A. Communication Studies (minor – Human Biology), San Diego State University

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Mailing AddressChristopher Newport University
Department of Communication
1 Avenue of the Arts
Newport News, VA 23606

University of Connecticut
Department of Communication
850 Bolton Road, Unit 1085
(Phillips Communication Sciences Building, PCSB)
Storrs, CT 06269-1085