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Madisen Quesnell

Madisen Quesnell

Graduate Assistant in Communication Arts and Sciences

316 Sparks Building
University Park , PA 16802

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  1. B.A., The University of Minnesota Duluth, 2012
  2. M.A., The Pennsylvania State University, 2015
  3. Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, anticipated 2019


Madisen Quesnell is broadly interested in health communication, stigmatizing messages, message accumulation, social influence, interpersonal communication, and quantitative methodologies. Specifically, she is interested in how stigmatization messages accumulate over time, particularly in medical contexts, and the outcomes associated with repeated exposure to these stigmatizing messages. She intends to use persuasive strategies to design health interventions to minimize the role of stigmatization in healthcare. She has taught and assisted a variety of undergraduate level courses: public speaking, group communication, research methods, persuasive speaking, and epidemiology.

Advisor: Dr. Lijiang Shen