Erin Craw, Ph.D., earned her doctorate in Health Communication from Chapman University in Southern California. Her research interests are at the intersection of health, interpersonal, and organizational communication as it relates to support seeking, social support, stigma, and resilience. She is particularly interested in translational research that improves access to needed support for underserved populations and those who face extensive barriers to gaining assistance. Her dissertation explored police officers’ preferences for support and factors influencing mental health-related disclosure decisions. As the daughter of a police officer (36 years) and granddaughter of a firefighter (40 years), she has a true passion for research that informs mental health-related interventions for first responders, enhances communication surrounding mental health, and improves access to support. Erin’s research has been published in Health Communication, the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Communication Education, and the Journal of Applied Communication Research. In 2021 and 2022, Craw was awarded the Michelle Miller-Day Outstanding Research Award and has earned several top paper awards through the Eastern Communication Association. She has also been an invited guest on several podcasts to discuss how her research can help enhance new approaches to improving mental health support and communication. At Youturn Health, Erin manages public sector accounts, ensuring clients successfully access the support they need. Erin is also a part-time Adjunct Professor teaching various communication-related courses at multiple universities in Connecticut. In addition, she is a Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor passionate about helping others feel more competent and confident navigating difficult conversations. Craw is a blogger for Psychology Today and has written several articles for Crackyl Magazine. She also loves volunteering with organizations like the American Red Cross, where she has previously worked with veteran families.
Erin's Summit Schedule
Mental Health Communication 101:
Tools and Strategies for Leadership
Friday October 25, 2023 1:00 pm