• Communication Studies

Michael Tannebaum

Visiting Lecturer

Michael Tannebaum is a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Communication Studies at Northeastern University. He joined the faculty in Fall 2015 after receiving his Ph.D. in Public Communication from Georgia State University.

Michael’s  research interests lie at the intersection of interpersonal and relational communication, public health, and social and behavioral psychology. His research interests are united by a desire to understand how communication influences individual and community health beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors. Most recently, his research focuses on the determinants of sexual health information seeking and communication among romantic partners. His work appears in publications such as Health Communication and Health Education Journal.’

At Northeastern, Michael teaches classes in health communication and research methods. While earning his Ph.D., Michael taught classes in environmental communication, health communication, and speech at Agnes Scott College and Georgia State University.

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  • Georgia State University, Ph.D.

Courses Taught

  • Health Communication
  • Communication Research Methods

Research/Publications Highlights

• Health Communication


• Sexual Communication


• Quantitative Research Methods