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Kimberly A Kaphingst

Department of Communication
Huntsman Cancer Institute
United States of America


Dr. Kaphingst is a health communication research who uses both quantitative and qualitative research methods. Her current work focuses on the communication of genetic and genomic information to patients and the general public. Her team is particularly interested in how health literacy and numeracy impact cognitive, affective, and behavioral responses to this information among individuals from diverse communities.

Research Interest

Public Health Issues Related to Genetics Health literacy Communication in Families Cancer Communication


  • Allen CG, McBride CM, Balcazar HG & Kaphingst KA (2016). Community Health Workers: An Untapped Resource to Promote Genomic Literacy. Journal of health communication. Vol. 21, 25-29. Published, 09/01/2016.

  • Chen L-S, Kaphingst KA, Tseng T-S, Zhao S. How are lung cancer risk perceptions and cigarette smoking related? Testing an accuracy hypothesis. Translational Cancer Research 2016; 5(Suppl 5):S964-S971. Published, 11/2016.

  • Kaphingst KA, Ivanovich J, Elrick A, Dresser R, Matsen C & Goodman MS (2016). How, who, and when: preferences for delivery of genome sequencing results among women diagnosed with breast cancer at a young age. Molecular genetics & genomic medicine. Vol. 4, 684-695. Pending, 11/01/2016.

  • Wu YP, Aspinwall LG, Nagelhout E, Kohlmann W, Kaphingst KA, Homburger S, Perkins RD, Grossman D, Harding G, Cassidy P & Leachman SA (2016). Development of an Educational Program Integrating Concepts of Genetic Risk and Preventive Strategies for Children with a Family History of Melanoma. Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education. In press, 11/01/2016.

  • RodrĂ­guez VM, Robers E, Zielaskowski K, Javier González C, Hunley K, Kaphingst KA, Guest DD, Sussman A, Meyer White KA, Schwartz MR, Greb J, Talamantes Y, Bigney J, Berwick M & Hay JL (2016). Translation and adaptation of skin cancer genomic risk education materials for implementation in primary care. Journal of community genetics. Vol. 8, 53-63. Published, 12/01/2016.

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