Walid A. Afifi

Walid A. Afifi (PhD, University of Arizona) is Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa, where he also has a joint appointment with the College of Nursing. He has also had an appointment as Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the American University of Beirut. He is an author on over 60 articles, chapters, and books, and has served as chair of the Interpersonal Division for both the National Communication Association and the International Communication Association. His program of research revolves around uncertainty and information-management decisions (typically in health contexts) and has led to the development and refinement of the Theory of Motivated Information Management.