Welhausen, C.A. (forthcoming, 2023). “Wicked Problems in Risk Assessment: Yellow Fever, Mapping, and Risk as an Embodied Experience.” Journal of Business and Technical Communication. 37(3).

Welhausen, C.A. (2023). “Visualizing a Drug Abuse Epidemic: Media Coverage, Opioids, and the Racialized Construction of Public Health Frameworks.” Journal of Technical Writing and Communication.  DOI: 10.1177/00472816221125186

Welhausen, C.A. (2022). “Precarious Data: Crack, Opioids, and Enacting a Social Justice Ethic in Data Visualization Practice.” IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. Special Issue on Enacting Social Justice in Technical and Professional Communication. 65(1): 50-69. DOI: 10.1109/TPC.2022.3144826

Bivens, K.M. & Welhausen, C.A. (2021). “Using a Hybrid Card Sorting-Affinity Diagramming Method to Design Cognitively Scaffolded Learning for Undergraduate Student Researchers and Address Two-Year College Research Opportunity Inequities.” Communication Design Quarterly. 10.1145/3468859.3468860

Welhausen, C.A. & Bivens, K.M. (2021). “mHealth Apps and Usability: Using User-Generated Content to Explore Users’ Experiences with a Civilian First Responder App.” Technical Communication. 68(3): 97-112.

Welhausen, C.A. & Bivens, K.M. (2022). “Civilian First Responder mHealth Apps, Interface Rhetoric, and Amplified Precarity.” Rhetoric of Health and Medicine. 4(4).

Welhausen, C.A. (2021). “RHM, Interdisciplinarity, and an International Public Health Conference: A Dialogue among Stakeholders.” Rhetoric of Health and Medicine. 4(1): 75-91.

Bivens, K.M. & Welhausen, C.A. (2020). “Pivoting Toward Rhetorical Ethics by Sharing and Using Existing Data to Reduce Data Waste: An Ethical Research Practice for the Rhetoric of Health and Medicine.” Rhetoric of Health and Medicine. 3(4): 483-493. Ethical Exposures FINAL PDF

Welhausen, C.A. & Bivens, K.M. (2019). Experience Report: “Using content analysis to explore users’ perceptions and experiences using a novel citizen first responder app.” Proceedings of the 37th ACM International Conference on the Design of Communication. Article No. 33. Doi: 10.1145/3328020.3353953 Welhausen and Bivens Experience Report

Bivens, K. M., Arduser, L., Welhausen, C. A., & Faris, M. J. (2018). “A Multisensory Literacy Approach to Biomedical Healthcare Technologies: Aural, Tactile, and Visual Layered Health Literacies: Visual Health Literacies: I See Flu Near You.” Kairos. 22.2:

Welhausen, C. A. (2018). “Visualizing Science: Using Grounded Theory to Critically Evaluate Data Visualizations.” Scientific Communication: Practices, Theories, and Pedagogies; Yu, H., and Northcut, K. (eds). NY: Routledge Studies in Technical Communication, Rhetoric, and Culture Series. See:

Welhausen, C. A. (2017). “Quantifiable Me: Fitness and Health Trackers and the Trope of Holisticism.” Special Issue on Wearables. Gouge, C. and Jones, J. (eds). Communication Design Quarterly. 5(4): 61-71. Download: CDQ 5.4 — Welhausen

Welhausen, C. A. (2017). “At Your Own Risk: User-Contributed Flu Maps, Participatory Surveillance, and an Emergent DIY Risk Assessment Ethic.” Special Issue on the Rhetoric of Health and Medicine. Heifferon, B. (ed). Communication Design Quarterly. 5(2): 51-61. Download: CDQ FNY

Welhausen, C. A. (2016). “Toward a Topos of Visual Rhetoric: Teaching Aesthetics through Color and Typography.” Journal of Technical Writing and Communication. (published online). Download: journal-of-technical-writing-and-communication-2016-welhausen-0047281616646752

Welhausen, C. A. and Burnett, R.E. (2016). “Visualizing Public Health Risks: Graphical Representations of Smallpox in the Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Centuries.” In Charles Kostelnick and Miles Kimball (Eds). Visible Numbers: The History of Statistical Graphics. Farnham: Ashgate Publishing.

Bracken Scott, J., Kondrlik, K., Lawrence, H. Y., Popham, S. and Welhausen, C.A. (2015). “Rhetoric and the Ebola Vaccine: A Conversation among Scholars.” POROI. 11(2): Article 5:

Welhausen, C. A. (2015). “Visualizing a Non-Pandemic: Considerations for Communicating Public Health Risks in Intercultural Contexts.” Technical Communication. 62(4): 244-257. Download: Visualizing a Non-Pandemic

Welhausen, C. A. (2015). “Power and Authority in Disease Maps: Visualizing Medical Cartography Through Yellow Fever Mapping.” Journal of Business and Technical Communication. 29 (3): 257-283. Download: Power and Authority in Disease Maps

Burnett, R. E., Cooper, L. A., and Welhausen, C.A. (2013). “How Can Technical Communicators Develop Strategies for Effective Collaboration?” In Eilola, J. J., and Selber, S. A. (Eds). Solving Problems in Technical Communication. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.


Johnson Sackey, D., Trice, M. & Welhausen, C.A. (2022). “From the Conference Chair and Program Co-Chairs: Returning, Reassessing, and Resolving.” SIGDOC ’22 Conference Proceedings. Doi:

Bivens, K. M. & Welhausen, C.A. (2022) “Improving usability in smartphone apps: Leveraging unstructured feedback and user-generated content can improve the user’s experience.” Intercomm.

Welhausen, C.A. (2019). “Quick Tips for Visualizing Medical and Health-related Data.” Intercomm, 15-17.

Northcut, K., Arduser, L., Fountain, K T, Gigante, M., and Welhausen, C.A. (2015). “Credibility and Ethics in Public Visuals.” Intercomm, 13-16.

Welhausen, C. A. (2014). “Scientific Posters.” In Branham, C., Mandell, M., and Tanski, R. (Eds.). A Rhetorical Approach to Workplace Writing Practices. Also published under Creative Commons:

Welhausen, C. A. (2013). “Chickens, MRIs, and Graphics: Creating Visual Information in Scientific Fields.” Communication Design Quarterly. 1(4): 36-40.