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Sydney O'Shay

Sydney O'Shay

Communication Studies

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: Lundberg 202

IconPhone: 435-797-0336

Educational Background

BA - University of Michigan-Flint
MA - Eastern Michigan University
Graduate Certificate in Public Health - Wayne State University
PhD - Wayne State University (in progress)


Sydney O’Shay research focuses on the construction of stigma communication in healthcare and family contexts. Her most recent research project involves the study of stigma communication in interactions between emergency nurses and their patients, and among emergency nurses and other healthcare workers in the emergency department. She is also currently investigating the stigma management and support experiences of family members who have a loved one with an opioid use disorder.