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PhD candidate defends dissertation


Kasey Foley successfully defended her dissertation, “Understanding Reception of Advice About Antibiotics by Emerging Adults in Primary Care Settings”, completing the final milestone on the path toward her PhD. The committee included Professor Erina MacGeorge, in the role of advisor; Kathy Bieshke, Professor of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education and Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs; and professors Rachel Smith and Denise Solomon. The newly minted Dr. Foley has worked for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration since 2020 in the role of Social Scientist. The dissertation project represents her interest in advancing theories of communication with practical applications to health care practices. 

Congratulations, Kasey!