CTSI welcomes Dr. Janice Krieger as director of translational communication research

Janice L. Krieger, Ph.D.
Janice L. Krieger, Ph.D.

Please join the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute in welcoming Janice L. Krieger, Ph.D., to the University of Florida! An expert on health and interpersonal communication, Krieger joined the UF College of Journalism and Communications on July 1 as associate professor of advertising.

Krieger will develop the college’s new center for STEM-H translational communication research, a preeminence initiative that builds on the groundwork laid by the CTSI Communication Research Program and will invest in evaluating what goes into a successful translation – how, when, where and to whom to deliver information to improve health and advance science.

Krieger comes to UF from The Ohio State University’s School of Communication, where she was a member of the university’s Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Cancer Control Program and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science Program. She also served on the Ohio State Center for Population Health Disparities.

Krieger’s primary research focuses on health and interpersonal communication, especially in the area of cancer treatment and prevention, and she has conducted extensive research on prevention, treatment and education programs in the Appalachia Ohio area. She is the principal investigator for several NIH projects, including a project on the development of family-based clinical trials intervention for rural Appalachian cancer patients through the National Cancer Institute, and a project on adaptation processes in school-based substance abuse prevention funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. She has been published in the Journal of Health Communication, Prevention Science, American Journal of Community Psychology, Health Communication, Journal of Family Communication, Health Expectations and Human Communication Research, among other journals.

Krieger holds a bachelor’s degree in speech communication and Spanish from Indiana Wesleyan University, and a master’s degree in speech communication and a doctorate degree in communication arts and sciences from Pennsylvania State University.

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