Tamar Ginossar, PhD

Tamar Ginossar, PhD

Faculty Titles
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication and Journalism

Research Program
Cancer Control and Population Sciences

Personal Statement
As an Associate Professor at the Department of Communication and Journalism and the BA/MD Program, Adjunct Research Professor at the Prevention Research Center and Associate Member of the University of New Mexico Cancer Center, I have (a) a commitment to leading research on the development, assessment, dissemination and implementation of health promotion interventions and reducing cancer-related health disparities in community and clinic-based settings using diverse communication modalities; (b) a passion for dissemination of evidence-based information to improve health outcomes in cancer prevention and care; and (c) experience in partnering with interdisciplinary research teams on health communication research projects. I have a broad background in health communication including message testing, in-depth interviews, focus groups, surveys and conducting qualitative and quantitative analyses of cancer communication. Directly related to this proposed research, I have collaborated with Dr. Kinney on research that examined breast cancer mobile applications, with Dr. Chamberlin from NMSU Media Lab on a lung cancer screening online decision tool, and with Dr. Cragun on a Dissemination and Implementation research. In summary, my demonstrated record of successful and productive cancer communication research projects would allow me to successfully carry out the proposed study.