Kathleen Mazor, EdD is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of
Massachusetts Medical School, and an Assistant Director of the Meyers Primary Care
Institute. Trained in psychometrics, her current research interests include
physician-patient communication, health literacy, disclosure of medical errors, and
decision-making. She has led and collaborated on numerous studies investigating the
impact of various strategies for communicating health-related information to patients and
the public. A consistent theme in her research is to understanding the patient’s
perspective on health and healthcare. Dr. Mazor has extensive experience in developing
and validating instruments to measure knowledge, attitudes and beliefs in patients and
providers. Dr. Mazor serves as the Co-Director of the CRN Cancer Communication Research
Center. Dr. Mazor received her Doctorate in Education from the University of
Massachusetts in Amherst. 

Articles

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Providers' perceptions of communication breakdowns in cancer care (with Carolyn D. Prouty, Sarah M. Greene, Douglas W. Roblin, Cassandra L. Firneno, Celeste A. Lemay, Brandi E. Robinson, and Thomas H. Gallagher), Journal of general internal medicine (2014)
 

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Health Information-Seeking on Behalf of Others: Characteristics of "Surrogate Seekers" (with Sarah L. Cutrona, Sana N. Vieux, Tana M. Luger, Julie E. Volkman, and Lila J. Rutten), Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education (2014)
 

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Inaccurate risk perceptions and individualized risk estimates by patients with type 2 diabetes (with Barry G. Saver, J. Lee Hargraves, and Marcela Hayes), Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM (2014)
 

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Systematic review of the use of online questionnaires of older adults (with Meegan L. Remillard, Sarah L. Cutrona, Jerry H. Gurwitz, and Jennifer Tjia), Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (2014)
 

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Antipsychotic use in nursing homes varies by psychiatric consultant (with Jennifer Tjia, Terry S. Field, Celeste A. Lemay, Michelle Pandolfi, Ann Spenard, Shih-Yieh Ho, Abir O. Kanaan, Jennifer L. Donovan, Jerry H. Gurwitz, and Becky A. Briesacher), Medical care (2014)
 

Contributions to Books

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Using Home Visits to Understand Medication Errors in Children (with Kathleen E. Walsh, Christopher J. Stille, and Jerry H. Gurwitz), Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches (2008)
 

Posters and Presentations

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Dissemination of Evidence-based Atypical Antipsychotic Information to Nursing Homes (with Celeste A. Lemay, Jennifer Tjia, Terry S. Field, Abir O. Kanaan, Jennifer L. Donovan, and Jerry H. Gurwitz), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2013)
 

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Health Information Seeking on Behalf of Others: Characteristics of ‘Surrogate Seekers’ (with Sarah L. Cutrona, Sana Naveed, Tama M. Luger, Julie E. Volkman, and Lila J. Rutten), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2013)
 

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Health Literacy and Cancer Prevention: It’s Not What You Say It’s What They Hear (with Douglas W. Roblin, Andrew E. Williams, Paul J. K. Han, Mary E. Costanza, Sarah L. Cutrona, Terry S. Field, Bridget Gaglio, Joann L. Wagner, Brandi E. Robinson, and Vinutha Vijayadeva), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2013)
 

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Pass This Message Along: Self-edited Email Messages Promoting Colon Cancer Screening among Friends and Family (with Sarah L. Cutrona, Joann L. Wagner, Douglas W. Roblin, Bridget Gaglio, Andrew E. Williams, and Rosalie A. Torres Stone), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2013)
 

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The Association Between Low Health Literacy and Attitudes, Behaviors and Knowledge that Influence Engagement in Cancer Screening and Prevention Activities (with Nancy Morris, Terry S. Field, Joann L. Wagner, Sarah L. Cutrona, Douglas W. Roblin, Bridget Gaglio, Andrew E. Williams, Paul Han, and Mary E. Costanza), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2013)