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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Knowledge of and perceived need for evidence-based education about antipsychotic medications among nursing home leadership and staff (with Celeste A. Lemay, Terry S. Field, Jennifer L. Donovan, Abir O. Kanaan, Becky A. Briesacher, Sarah Foy, Leslie R. Harrold, Jerry H. Gurwitz, and Jennifer Tjia), Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (2013)
 

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Patients' and family members' views on patient-centered communication during cancer care (with Renee L. Beard, Gwen L. Alexander, Neeraj K. Arora, Cassandra L. Firneno, Bridget Gaglio, Sarah M. Greene, Celeste A. Lemay, Brandi E. Robinson, Douglas W. Roblin, Kathleen E. Walsh, Richard L. Street Jr., and Thomas H. Gallagher), Psycho-oncology (2013)
 

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Building bridges: future directions for medical error disclosure research (with Annegret F. Hannawa, Howard Beckman, Norbert Paul, and Joanne V. Ramsey), Patient education and counseling (2013)
 

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IDEAS for a healthy baby--reducing disparities in use of publicly reported quality data: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial (with Sarah L. Goff, Penelope S. Pekow, Katharine O. White, Tara Lagu, and Peter K. Lindenauer), Trials (2013)
 

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Medication errors in the home: a multisite study of children with cancer (with Kathleen E. Walsh, Douglas W. Roblin, Saul N. Weingart, Kathleen E. Houlahan, Barbara Degar, Amy Billett, Christopher P. Keuker, Colleen Biggins, Justin W. Li, and Karen Wasilewski-Masker), Pediatrics (2013)
 

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)