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  • Professor, Communication

Research Summary

Dr. Kaphingst is a health communication researcher interested in health literacy, uncertainty, and communication of cancer and genetic risk. Her research uses both quantitative and qualitative research methods. Her current work focuses on the communication of genetic and genomic information to patients and the general public. Her team is particularly interested in how health literacy and numeracy impact responses to cancer genetic information among individuals from diverse communities.