Tracy Moniz

Tracy Moniz PhD

Tracy Moniz, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University and affiliated scientific staff at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Canada. Dr. Moniz is interested in stories and storytellers and understanding how a sense of story enables people to make meaning of their own and others’ experiences. Her research and teaching interests include health humanities, narrative, writing practice and pedagogy, health communication, and qualitative research methods. As a researcher, Dr. Moniz explores the role of writing in advancing humanistic care in medical education and practice, focusing on (1) the uses and potential of reflective writing in medical education and (2) the lessons learned from narratives about illness and care experiences written from various perspectives. As an educator, she coaches learners in developing their writing and communication skills in a variety of genres. She has expertise in narrative and reflective writing and facilitates workshops on narrative medicine and writing for reflection and resilience across the health professions.