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About Kate Magsamen-Conrad

Dr. Kate Magsamen-Conrad is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at Bowling Green State University. She studies health and interpersonal communication specializing in community-based applied projects. Her research broadly concentrates on how communication affects personal, relational, and health outcomes- e.g., examination of how dyadic communication facilitates health/illness management. Dr. Magsamen-Conrad uses Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) to develop and implement interpersonal and persuasion theory-based health campaigns and interventions, e.g., the Intergroup Communication Intervention (ICI;, see also and The It’s Your Community Project (IYCP; Her research integrates new communication technology acceptance and use, especially as it pertains to health, literacy, and disparities- e.g., examination of couple’s co-management of technology and health (il)literacy and stigma. Dr. Magsamen-Conrad earned her Ph.D. in Health and Interpersonal Communication at Rutgers University and her M.A. in Interpersonal Communication from Illinois State University.


Present Faculty Member, Bowling Green State University Communication

Refereed Articles (1)

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