Dr. Andrew Tollison (University of Texas, 2013) has a specialization in interpersonal and health communication. His research centers on patient-provider interactions within the healthcare context, message design in health education and promotion materials, and the cognitive and communicative consequences of stereotypes in healthcare. Current projects include the complementary nature of person-centered communication within patient-centered care, message agency assignment during the design of health campaign materials, and the stereotype threat associated with male nurses. Dr. Tollison's research has appeared in: Pedagogy in Health Promotion, Communication Monographs, Health Communication, and the Journal of Applied Communication Research. This is Dr. Tollison’s third year as a speech consultant.