Faculty
Glorian Sorensen
Glorian Sorensen
Glorian Sorensen, PhD, MPH, is Director of the Center for Community-Based Research and of the Office for Faculty Development at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Professor of Society, Human Development, and Health in the Harvard School of Public Health. The core of Dr. Sorensen's research is randomized worksite- and community-based studies that test the effectiveness of theory-driven interventions targeting individual and organizational change. These interventions are designed particularly to be effective for low income, multiethnic populations, including blue- and pink-collar workers. These behavioral interventions are embedded in the social context or environment in which people live. Her research has focused on a range of community settings, including worksites, labor unions, and low-income housing developments.





Andy Tan
Andy Tan, PhD, MPH, MBA, MBBS, is Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Tan’s research program is aimed at understanding health communication determinants and processes that contribute to reducing the burden of cancer across the cancer control continuum. His research interests lie in understanding the impact of mass-mediated and interpersonal communication on cancer prevention and control outcomes. To date, his research examined patient-provider communication and active information-seeking among cancer survivors, direct-to-consumer advertising of cancer treatments, emerging health information technology, and advertising of novel tobacco products. His research has identified associations between these forms of health communication and important population health outcomes, including surveillance adherence, preventive behaviors, and patient-reported measures of quality of life. These findings help guide future innovations in health communication interventions for cancer prevention and control. His work has resulted in over a dozen first-authored peer-reviewed papers published in leading oncology, public health, and health communication journals, including Cancer, Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention, The Oncologist, AJPM, BMJ Tobacco Control, and Health Communication. In addition to research, Dr. Tan has more than five years of field experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating strategic communications programs in Singapore and the U.S.

 

Vish Viswanath

 

K. Vish Viswanath
K. "Vish" Viswanath, PhD, is a Professor of Health Communication in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health, a faculty member in the Center for Community-Based Research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and director of the Health Communication Core of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC). Dr. Viswanath's research interests include mass communication and social change, and health communication in both national and international contexts with particular focus on communication inequities and disparities. He is primarily interested in using a macro-social approach to the study of mass communication and public health.
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