Ph.D. Student

Ashley Reynolds joined the doctoral program in the School of Communication in 2017, with a focus on health communication. Her primary research interest are health interventions, mental health, substance use, and stigma. Reynolds earned her B.S. in psychology and M.A. in Communication and Advocacy, with a concentration in health communication at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She has completed two internships with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, where she worked on the National Recovery Month campaign and research projects on serious emotional disturbances and medication assisted treatment.


Carmack, H. & Reynolds, A. (2016). Patient-provider concordance, communication apprehension, and willingness to communicate with providers among male college students.  Competitive paper presented to the D.C. Health Communication Conference in Fairfax, Virginia.

Reynolds, A. (2016). The rise of Native American youth suicides: Applying the culture-centered approach as a theoretical framework. Competitive panel paper presented at the Virginia Communication Association of Arts and Sciences conference in Fairfax, VA.

Reynolds, A. (2016). Reimagining Social Cognitive Theory toward health behavior and mental illness. Competitive panel paper presented to the Communication Theory Interest Group at the Eastern Communication Association annual conference in Baltimore, Maryland.

Reynolds, A. & Vieth, D. (2016). STI talk: Gender differences in college student communication regarding sexually transmitted infections and communication privacy management theory. Competitive paper presented to the Student Section at the National Communication Association annual conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Top Paper Award.