Carey Candrian is a doctoral student and graduate part-time instructor at the University of Colorado, Boulder, in the Department of Communication. Her principal areas of research are health communication and organizational communication with a specialization in ethnographic research methods. Specifically, she is interested in medical decision-making and collaborative models of communication in clinical settings, especially those that surround end of life. Additionally, Candrian is a junior core investigator for the Program in Palliative Care Research at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She also works part-time for Sterena.com, a consulting service company specializing in healthcare communication and the participatory web.