Ph.D., Arizona State University (The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications)
M.A., University of Oregon (Journalism and Mass Communications)

Health Communication
Co-creation and social support
Socio-economic impact of healthcare accessibility 


Elizabeth Candello, Ph.D., Arizona State University, is a scholarly assistant professor at The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication in Vancouver, WA. She has nearly a decade of experience in the communication and technology industries in the Seattle, Austin and Phoenix media markets, working with various clients, including Microsoft, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington Dairy Initiative and the Western Climate Initiative. Her research explores how organizations build relationships to increase health literary among populations and examines how knowledge is produced and co-created. Her work includes the examination of social support and collaboration within organizations; cultural identification and minority representations; and service use among those who live below the federal poverty level. She is affiliated with the Murrow Center for Media and Health Promotion Research. And she is the founder of, an organization that provides hygiene products to those eligible for SNAP. She is the PRSSA advisor for the Vancouver campus and has served on the board of directors of the PRSA Oregon/SW Washington chapter in 2020.

COMSTRAT 485 PR Management and Campaign Design

COM 478: Health Communication

COMSTRAT 383: Media Strategies and Techniques for Public Relations

COMSOC 321: Intercultural Communication

COMSTRAT 312: Principles of Public Relations

COM 300: Writing in Communication



Peer-Reviewed Conference Research Papers

Candello, E., (2019). Attitudes, norms and efficacy: Understanding maternal communication about over-the-counter drug use. Paper to be presented at the annual convention of International Communication Association, Australia, May 2020.

Tsai, J., Sweeter, J., Candello, E., & Bagshaw, K. (2018) Examining efficiency and effectiveness in online interactions between United States government agencies and their publics. Paper to be presented at annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Washington, DC. August 9, 2018.

Candello, E. (2016). Value cocreating through relationships: An exploration of SNAP-Ed and the base-of-the-pyramid service user. Paper accepted for presentation at the Conference of the International Communication Association, San Diego, CA. May 2017.

Candello, E. (2014). Accessing Nutrition Information through Social Support: The Relationship Between the Dietitian and Low-Income Americans. Paper presented at the Conference of the International Communication Association, Seattle, WA. May 2014.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Schwalbe, C., Silcock, B., and Candello, E. (2015). Gatecheckers at the Visual News Stream: A new model for classic gatekeeping theory. Developing for Journalism Practice.

Candello, E. (2013). Framing Sonia Sotomayor in English vs. Spanish News Media. Southwestern Mass Communication Journal, 29(1).