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  • Professor, Communication

Research Summary

Dr. Kaphingst is a health communication researcher interested in communication of cancer and genetic risk, uncertainty, and health literacy. Her research uses both quantitative and qualitative 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.


  • ScD, Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health
  • MA, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University
  • ScM, Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health