Dr. Megan R. Dillow
Areas of Study:Interpersonal Communication
Research Interests:Romantic relationships and relational communication
Using experimental, survey, and observational methods, Dr. Dillow conducts theoretically-driven research investigating communication between people in interpersonal relationships. Her primary research interests are focused on the “dark side” of close relationships, such as communicative responses to major relational transgressions. She most often studies the relational and communicative outcomes of sexual infidelity, including same-sex infidelity. Dr. Dillow’s secondary research interests include health communication within and outside of interpersonal contexts, including the psychological and physiological health consequences of negative relational experiences and health communication campaigns.