Scholars Profile for Elise Radina

Elise Radina

Dr. Elise Radina

Associate Professor

Family Studies & Social Work 101 McGuffey Hall Oxford, OH 45056

Phone: +1 513 529 3639

Scholarly Interests:
M. Elise Radina is an Associate Professor of Family Studies at Miami University (Oxford, OH). She received a B.S. in International Women’s Studies from Allegheny College, an M.S. in Family and Child Studies from Miami University, a doctoral minor in College Teaching and a PhD in Human Development and Family Studies, both from the University of Missouri. Her current research focuses on perceived changes in family/relationship quality of life following breast cancer from the perspectives of multiple family members, changes in family life resulting from breast-cancer related lymphedema, the role of the Red Hat Society in the lives of older women, and the experiences of ethnically diverse families with regard to illness and caregiving. Her recent work has been published in Family Relations, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Sociological Perspectives, and Journal of Women & Aging.

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Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema: Implications for Family Leisure Participation
Family Relations 58 (October 2009): 445–459.

Post–Breast Cancer Lymphedema and the Family: A Qualitative Investigation of Families Coping With Chronic Illness
Journal of Family Nursing, 2001, 7(3), 281-299.

Understanding breast-cancer patients’ perceptions: Health information-seeking behaviour and passive information receipt
Journal of Communication in Healthcare, Vol. 2 No. 2, pp. 184–206.