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Jennifer Priem

Jennifer Priem earned her doctorate degree from Penn State in 2009 and is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at Wake Forest University. Dr. Priem's research focuses generally on how interpersonal communication influences physiological stress responses to relationship events. By examining cortisol responses to both hurtful and supportive messages from a dating partner, her work positions interpersonal communication as essential to individual's health and well being. In 2010, Dr. Priem was awarded the National Communication Association's Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Dissertation Award. Her work has been featured in Personal Relationships special issue on the mind-body connection, Communication Monographs special issue on physiology and communication, Communication Research, and the Journal of Communication.