On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Marleah Dean Kruzel, an Assistant Professor in Health Communication at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Dr. Dean Kruzel studies patient-provider health communication and is currently examining genetics and risk communication in hereditary cancer. Her research has been published in journals such as Social Science & Medicine, Health Communication, Academic Medicine, Patient Education & Counseling, Journal of Health and Mass Communication. A BRCA2-positive patient herself, Dr. Dean Kruzel is committed to translating her research into practice, which is why she volunteers for Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) and maintains a blog called “The Patient and The Professor.”
Segment 1: Having a Personal Connection to Your Research [00:00-10:49]
In this first segment, Marleah shares her experience of being a BRCA2-positive patient while researching patient-provider health communication.
Segment 2: Translating Research to Different Audiences [10:50-22:12]
In segment two, Marleah discusses the methods she uses to share her research with diverse audiences.
Segment 3: Making Research Public [22:12-32:40]
In segment three, Marleah discusses her experience with the CDC's "Bring Your Brave" Campaign and how she's preparing for an upcoming TEDx talk.
Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-4:36]: Marleah shares about her blog "The Patient and the Professor"
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