The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

New Research on Implications for Stigma & Identity

Dr. Linda and the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation were proud to assist with this important study exploring the role of memorable messages in negotiating identity for children and families living with a vascular birthmark

“The study invitation was [] posted on the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation (VBF) website and distributed to the VBF Global Ambassadors, a group of advocates dedicated to raising awareness and support for the birthmark community.”

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Read the full study: Memorable Messages Parents of Children with Vascular Birthmarks Receive from Others: Implications for Stigma & Identity

Anna M. Kerr, Charee M. Thompson & Valerie Rubinsky (2019): Memorable Messages Parents of Children with Vascular Birthmarks Receive from Others: Implications for Stigma and Identity, Health Communication, available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2019.1582314


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