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InCHIP Lecture: Richard F. Brown

Thursday, November 17, 2016
12:30pm – 1:30pm

Storrs Campus
J. Ray Ryan Building, Room 204

InCHIP Lecture Series, Fall 2016

"Physician-Patient Communication Research in the Oncology Health Care Setting"

Richard F. Brown, PhD

- Associate Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Policy, School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University

***Lecture Location***

Video Conference Room 204 on the second floor of the Ryan Building at 2006 Hillside Road at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. For directions and maps, see:


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*** About the Speaker ***

Dr. Richard Brown Ph.D is an Associate Professor (Tenured) in the Department of Health Behavior and Policy in the School of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is a full member of the Massey Cancer Center (MCC) and is the Chair of the Cancer Prevention and Control subcommittee of the MCC Protocol Review and Monitoring System. Dr. Brown is Co-Director of the Clinical Trial Communication Support Core at MCC.

Dr. Brown’s research has been designed to aid cancer patients and oncologists to communicate more effectively. His research largely centers on developing, implementing, and evaluating communication interventions using the oncologist-patient consultation as the unit of analysis. His research agenda has involved dual paths that have focused on understanding communication from both the patients’ and oncologists’ perspectives. Dr. Brown’s patient-focused work has included developing and testing patient interventions, such as Question Prompt Lists, to help cancer patients be more active communicators during their consultations. His oncologist-focused work has involved the development, implementation, and evaluation of training to support sustained uptake of communication skills. In 2015, Dr. Brown was awarded a four-year Research Scholar grant from the American Cancer Society to study the impact of Tailored Health Communication on African American Cancer patients decision’s about joining a cancer clinical trial.

***Web Stream***

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***About the InCHIP Lecture Series***

The InCHIP Lecture Series provides an invaluable forum for researchers -- at InCHIP, throughout the UConn community and beyond -- to learn about new work, late-breaking findings, and emerging trends from leading figures in health behavior and health behavior change.

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