Lance Rintamaki

Department of Communication, Associate Professor

Research Focus: Health communication

Contact Information

313 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone: (716) 645-1158

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Dr. Lance Rintamaki's research focuses on the intersection of communication theory and health behavior outcomes. Rintamaki has a background in (a) communication and risky behaviors, with an emphasis on stigma management as antecedent to health behavior outcomes, and (b) stress and coping in chronic illness, with an emphasis on the forms, functions, provision, and effects of social support among both patients and care providers. More recently, he has been working heavily in the arena of sexual communication, covering science on biological, socio-cultural, and mediated variables that affect sexual attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors. This work includes the dynamics of social attraction and communication between sexual partners, such as shared decision-making, sexual negotiation, and deception.