Catherine Gouge’s research explores textual and rhetorical practices in health and medicine, and she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in professional writing and editing--including medical writing and narrative medicine, rhetoric and science, multimedia writing, and writing pedagogy.
Catherine has edited special issues about wearable health technologies and published extensively about the value of paying attention to divergent practices of patients and caregivers in health and medicine (practices often called “non-compliant” or “non-adherent”). Most recently, her published work has addressed ethical data practices for technical communicators using public health data.
Catherine’s forthcoming projects explore the possibilities for “Graphic RHM,” a new sub-specialty area which focusses on the intersection of graphic medicine and the rhetoric of health and medicine (RHM). She is in the early stages of co-editing a new "Graphic RHM" column for the Rhetoric of Health and Medicine journal and an edited book collection.
- Professional Writing and Editing
- Science, Health, and Medical Writing and Rhetoric
- Disability Services
- Rhetoric of Science, Health, and Medicine
- Graphic Medicine and Graphic RHM
- Medical Humanities
- Writing Pedagogy
- "Race and Place: Influences on Functional Ability among Old-old Women," Forthcoming in a special issue of Women & Therapy. Patrick, J.H., Spencer, S.M., Gouge, C.
“Building towards More Just Data Practices” (2022) in IEEE Professional Transactions. Special Issue on enacting social justice. Co-authored with Erin Brock Carlson.
“Rural Health and Contextualizing Data” (2021) in Journal of Business and Technical Communication. Vol. 35(1). Co-authored with Erin Brock Carlson.
- “Theory-Building in the Rhetoric of Health and Medicine” (2019) in Reinventing (with)Theory in Rhetoric and Writing Studies: Essays in Honor of Sharon Crowley. Eds. Judy Holiday, Andrea Alden, Kendall Gerdes, and Ryan Skinnell. Co-authored with J. Blake Scott.
- “'The Inconvenience of Meeting You': Rereading Non/compliance, Enabling Care” (2018) in Feminist Rhetorical Science Studies, Eds. Amanda K. Booher and Julie Jung, Southern Illinois UP.
- “'No Single Path': Making Sense of Patient Noncompliance” (2018) in Methodologies in the Rhetorics of Health and Medicine, Eds. Lisa Meloncon and Blake Scott, Routledge: 115-137.
- “'Getting the Knowledge Right': Patient Communication, Agency, and Knowledge” (2018) in the Journal of Medical Humanities. 39(4), 535-551.
- “Wearable Technologies and Invention” (2018) in Rhetoric Review. 37(4), 421-433. Co-authored with John Jones.
- “Health Humanities Baccalaureate Programs and the Rhetoric of Health and Medicine” (2017) in Technical Communication Quarterly. 27(1), 21-32.
- “Improving Patient Discharge Communication” (2017) in the Journal of Technical Writing and Communication. 47(4), 419-439.
- “Design Principles for Health Wearables” (2017) in Communication Design Quarterly Review. 5(2), 40–50. Co-authored with John Jones and Mariah Crilley.
- “Wearable Technologies, Wearing, and the Rhetorics That Attend to Them” (2016) in Rhetoric Society Quarterly. 46(3). Co-authored with John Jones.
Special Issues Edited:
Wearable Rhetorics: Bodies, Cities, Collectives for Rhetoric Society Quarterly. Co-edited with John Jones, 46(3). April 2016.
Communication Design of Wearable Technologies in Health and Medicine for Communication Design Quarterly Review. Co-edited with John Jones, 5(4), December 2017.