Michelle Suarez

Ph.D. Student
DEI Committee Member

Michelle Suarez is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Communication at the University of Arizona. Her research interests lie at the intersection of both health and interpersonal communication, including contexts such as social support, patient-provider communication, and behavioral intention. Prior to pursuing her Ph.D., Suarez completed her undergraduate degree at the University of La Verne where she majored in Speech Communication, and her master’s degree in Communication Studies at California State University, Fullerton.

Research Interests 

Patient-provider communication

Behavioral intention

Risk communication


  • M.A. in Communication Studies (California State University-Fullerton, 2023)
  • B.A. in Speech Communication (University of La Verne, 2021)