Marleah Dean Kruzel

Marleah Dean Kruzel

Associate Professor

contact information

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


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.


Health Communication, Patient-Provider communication, Cancer Communication, Genetic & Hereditary Risk