Grad Students

Amanda McArthur



Contact Information

Email    ammcarth [at] ucla.edu
Office  Not Available

Fields of Study

Conversation Analysis, Medical Sociology, Communication in Health Care, Quantitative & Mixed Methods

Publications

McArthur, A. (2018). Getting pain on the table in primary care physical exams. Social Science & Medicine, 200, 190–198.

Heritage, J. & McArthur, A. (2019). The diagnostic moment: A study in US primary care. Social Science & Medicine, 228, 262–271.

McArthur, A. (2019). Pain and the collision of expertise in primary care physical exams. Discourse Studies, 21(5), 522–539.

McArthur, A. (under revision). Communicating uncertain diagnoses in primary care: The impact of wording on patient confidence.

Grants and Awards

UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship - 2019-2020

Academy of Communication in Healthcare Humanities & Social Sciences Scholarship - 2019

UCLA Sociology Departmental Fellowship - 2018-2019

ASA Graduate Student Paper Award, Conversation Analysis & Ethnomethodology - 2018

UCLA Graduate Summer Research Mentorship - 2017

UCLA Graduate Summer Research Mentorship - 2016

UCLA Constantine and Perina Panunizo Fellowship - 2015

UCLA Sociology Departmental Fellowship - 2014-2015

Sally Casanova California Pre-Doctoral Scholarship - 2013-2014

CSUN Graduate Fellowship for Research & Creative Activity - 2013

Fulbright English Teaching Assistanship - 2009-2010

Conference Presentations

5th International Conference on Conversation Analysis (ICCA). Diagnostic indeterminacy about musculoskeletal pain in acute primary care visits. Loughborough, England; July 12, 2018.

15th International Pragmatics Conference (IPrA). Displaying pain in response to a doctor’s touch: One resource for delivering unsolicited pain information in primary care physical exams. Panel: Emotion as an action-oriented resource in interaction. Belfast, Northern Ireland; July 20, 2017.

6th International Meeting on Conversation Analysis and Clinical Encounters (CACE). Preliminary diagnosis in acute primary care encounters. Bristol, England; July 13, 2017.

National Communication Association (NCA) 102nd Annual Convention. Locating pain as an interactional achievement: Coordinating touch and talk in medical examinations. Philadelphia, PA; November 10, 2016.

American Sociological Association (ASA) 111th Annual Meeting. Negotiating the pain search in primary care physical exams. Seattle, WA; August 21, 2016.

University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)'s Language, Interaction, and Social Organization (LISO) "Language and the Body Day." Locating pain as an interactional achievement: Coordinating touch and talk in medical examinations. Santa Barbara, CA; March 11, 2016.

4th International Conference on Conversation Analysis (ICCA). “I don’t like your face!” A sequential analysis of enactments of dementia behavior among long-term caregivers. Los Angeles, CA; June 27, 2014.

Advisors

John Heritage, Tanya Stivers, Stefan Timmermans, Chloe Bird

Degrees

C.Phil. Sociology - University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - 2018

M.A. Sociology - University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - 2016

M.A. Linguistics - California State University, Northridge (CSUN) - 2014

B.A. English - Drexel University - 2009