Faculty

Marleah Dean Kruzel

Marleah Dean Kruzel

Associate Professor
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contact information

Email: marleahdeank@usf.edu
Office: CIS 3043
Website: http://www.cancercommunicationresearch.com/

Biography

Dr. Dean Kruzel joined the faculty in August 2014. Her primary research intersects health, interpersonal, and applied communication—emphasizing how communication can improve health outcomes among different healthcare stakeholders. Informed by a problem-centered approach, Dr. Dean Kruzel examines how communication is effective for decision-making, uncertainty management, and promoting preventive behaviors. Her publications can be found in journal outlets such as Health CommunicationJournal of Health Communication, Academic Medicine, Journal of Genetic Counseling, Social Science & MedicinePatient Education & Counseling, Journal of Health and Mass Communication, and Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management. In addition to research, she loves to teach. Two of her favorite classes are patient-provider communication and health communication. To learn more about Dr. Dean Kruzel’s work, visit her website: www.cancercommunicationresearch.com.

RESEARCH AREAS

Health Communication, Patient-Clinician Interaction, Cancer Communication, Health Decision Making, Inherited Cancer Risk

featured media, podcasts, and blogs

"Understanding BRCA1/2 previvors’ information and support needs" (Blog - Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered) 

"Coping with uncertainty from genetic testing" (Podcast - National Society of Genetic Counselors)  

"Making decisions in an uncertain world" (Podcast - Health Stories) 

"Combining Personal and the Professional in Research" (Podcast - Oregon State University’s Research in Action) 

"How to make decisions in the wake of uncertainty" - (TEDxUSF) 

"Inspired by my mom" (Video - Bring Your Brave Social Media Campaign)