Paul Denvir, Ph.D.
Ph.D. in Sociology and Communication, State University of New York at Albany
Courses Taught at ACPHS
Principles of Communication
Introduction to Public Speaking
My research focuses on the interpersonal dimensions of seeking and providing health care. This includes a primary focus on provider-patient communication. I am particularly interested in the interactional strategies that providers and patients use when discussing sensitive matters, such as “lifestyle” topics (diet, substance use, sexual activities, etc.). I am also interested in the experiential education of pharmacy students, particularly the role(s) that interpersonal communication plays in students’ identity formation and professional socialization.
Teas Gill, V., Pomerantz, A. & Denvir, P. (2010). Preemptive resistance: Patients' participation in diagnostic sense-making activities. Sociology of Health and Illness, 32, 1-20.
Denvir, P & Pomerantz, A. (2009). A qualitative analysis of a significant barrier to organ and tissue donation: Receiving less-than-optimal medical care. Health Communication, 24, 597-607.
Denvir, P. (2009). Identity management during routine ‘lifestyle’ history taking: Practices that patients employ when reporting on problematic conduct. Paper presented at the 95th Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association.
Denvir, P (2009). Patients’ enactment of normative stances toward reported substance use conduct: Managing identity during routine history taking. Paper presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association. Selected as the top paper in the Language and Social Interaction Division.
Pomerantz, A., Teas Gill, V. & Denvir, P. (2007). When patients present serious health conditions as unlikely: Managing potentially conflicting issues and constraints. In A. Hepburn and S. Wiggins (Eds.) Discursive Research in Practice: New approaches to psychology and interaction. Cambridge University Press.