• 287 Citations
1970 …2018

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Research Interests

Kathleen Galvin's current research interests are focused in the following areas –discourse-dependent families and family communication regarding health. The former addresses the issues of non-traditional families formed to some degree through communication. Her studies have focused on families formed through transnational/transracial adoption and on gay male parenting. Currently she is involved in three health-related studies. These include an examination of how families talk about genetic disease, specifically hemochromatosis, how pediatric cancer impacts adult survivors and their parents, and decision making in families faced with a female child's cancer diagnosis that threatens her fertility.

Education/Academic qualification

Speech, BA, Fordham University

Communication Education, PhD, Northwestern University

Counseling Psychology, MA, Northwestern University

Speech Education, MA, Northwestern University

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Research Output

Family communication: Cohesion and change, tenth edition

Galvin, K. M., Braithwaite, D. O., Schrodt, P. & Bylund, C. L., Jan 1 2018, Taylor and Francis. 490 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • General systems theory: A compelling view of family life

    Yoshimura, C. G. & Galvin, K. M., Jan 1 2017, Engaging Theories in Family Communication: Multiple Perspectives. Taylor and Francis, p. 164-174 11 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • 6 Scopus citations
  • 18 Scopus citations
  • 2 Scopus citations

    Created through law and language: Communicative complexities of adoptive families

    Galvin, K. & Colaner, C., Jan 1 2014, Widening the Family Circle: New Research on Family Communication, Second Edition. SAGE Publications Inc., p. 191-210 20 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    10 Scopus citations