New Clinical Faculty Hire

Published July 26, 2018

A picture of McKenzie Vorpahl, smiling.

The Department of Communication would like to welcome McKenzie Vorpahl to the faculty as Clinical Assistant Professor.  Dr. Vorpahl is a UB alumna, graduating with her Ph.D. from the communication department where she focused on health and interpersonal communication.  She has taught at both the University at Buffalo and Kent State University.  Dr. Vorpahl researches the intersection of health and interpersonal communication, and how communication impacts sensitive conversations, patient-physician interactions, and patient perceptions of the medical experience.  She hopes that her through her research she can find ways in which communication can be used to better the quality of care patients receive.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two kids, two cats, and her dog.