Elizabeth Hintz

Assistant Professor

Department of Communication


Ph.D., University of South Florida, 2021


Elizabeth Hintz (Ph.D. University of South Florida) is an Assistant Professor of Health Communication at the University of Connecticut. Elizabeth’s research examines how individuals managing complex, stigmatized, and poorly understood health conditions experience and navigate challenging conversations with partners, family members, and medical providers. Her work can be found in journals such as Journal of Communication, Communication Monographs, Communication Methods and Measures, Health Communication, and Journal of Family Communication. Her work has been featured by outlets such as WIRED, ScienceLine, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and the National Communication Association’s Communication Currents. Elizabeth’s work has received more than 10 top paper awards as well as numerous research and teaching awards including the Donald P. Cushman Memorial Award for Outstanding Scholarship (NCA), Franklin H. Knower Outstanding Article Award (NCA Interpersonal Communication Division), Nancy Burrell Award (CSCA Interpersonal and Family Communication Division), Outstanding Qualitative Master’s Thesis Award (NCA Master’s Education Section), Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award (Organization for the Society of Communication, Language, and Gender), Arthur P. Bochner Award for Outstanding Achievement in Doctoral Studies (University of South Florida Department of Communication), and the Provost’s Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Teaching Assistant (University of South Florida).

Courses Taught

  • Graduate Courses
    • COMM5770: Health Communication
    • COMM5895: Qualitative Research Methods in Communication
  • Undergraduate Courses
    • COMM3420: Health Communication
    • COMM3230: Marital & Family Communication

Research Interests

  • Interpersonal, Family, and Health Communication
  • Women’s Health Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Gender and Feminist Approaches
  • Qualitative and Mixed Methods

Research Links

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Academic Website

Curriculum Vitae

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Contact Information
Phone(860) 486-9474
Mailing Address337 Mansfield Rd., Unit 1259, Storrs, CT 06269
Office Location242 ARJ