Christine S. Davis, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Communication Studies Department at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Prior to coming to UNCC, she was a researcher at the Florida Mental Health Institute at the University of South Florida, where she was involved in numerous projects that studied the communication processes involved in children's mental health services. Her research interests are in the intersection of family, health, and disability. Dr. Davis publishes regularly on topics such as children’s health, end-of-life communication, family disability, qualitative methods, and narrative ethnography and autoethnography. Her B.A. degree in Communication is from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and her M.A. degree in Communication Studies is from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her Ph.D. in Communication Studies was awarded by the University of South Florida in 2005.