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Sarah Julien-Bell

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Contact Information

3001 Lincoln Hall, MC-456
702 South Wright Street
Urbana IL 61801
Graduate Student
Teaching Assistant
Research Assistant

Research Interests

Applied Health Communication

Patient-Provider Interaction



Masters in Communication, University of Kentucky
Bachelors of Science in Communication, Ohio University

Awards and Honors

Marion Morse Wood Fellowship (2022-2023)

Ruth Anne Clark Award (2020; 2022)

Kentucky Conference on Health Communication Top Student Paper Award (2022)

Kentucky Conference on Health Communication Harrington Honors Award (2022)


Courses Taught

CMN 260: Introduction to Health Communication

CMN 230: Introduction to Interpersonal Communication

CMN 111: Oral & Written Communication

Highlighted Publications

Journal Articles

Occa, A., Stahl, H., & Julien-Bell, S. (in press). Having fun while getting louder: A pilot study of culturally-sensitive, theory-based multimedia message to help child participate in HPV-related discussions. JMIR Formative Research.

Occa, A., & Julien-Bell, S. (2021). Formative research to create culturally sensitive HPV vaccine messages for middle-school children. European Journal of Health Communication, 2(1), 77-98.

Real, K., Bell, S., Williams, M., Latham, B., Talari, P., & Li, J. (2020) Patient perceptions and observation of real-time communication and teamwork: A multi-site study of the Interprofessional Teamwork Innovation Model (ITIM). The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, 46(7), 400-409.

Thompson, C. M., Frisbie, A., Hudak, H., Okamoto, K. E., & Bell, S. (2017). "Understanding" as support for emerging adults whose parents have chronic health conditions: A life-span communication perspective." Journal of Family Communication, 17(4), 301-318.

Book Chapters


Julien-Bell, S., & Lammers, J. L. (Under review). Wellness in the workplace. In V. Miller & M. S. Poole (Eds.), Handbook of Organizational Communication Theory and Research. DeGruyter.