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RIA # 71: Dr. Marleah Dean Kruzel on Combining the Personal and the Professional in Research

Dr. Marleah Dean Kruzel

Dr. Marleah Dean Kruzel

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.”

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Show Notes

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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.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

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.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 3: Making Research Public [22:13-32:40]

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.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Bonus Clip # 1 [00:00-4:36]: Marleah shares about her blog “The Patient and the Professor”

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