Tamar Ginossar

Associate Chair

Associate Professor

Photo: Tamar Ginossar

Communication

Email:  ginossar@unm.edu
Office: Room 216

Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 2003

Profile

Dr. Ginossar is a health communication scholar, teaching diverse health communication courses including a class about health, culture and diversity as part of the B.A./M.D. program. Additional courses include advanced mixed methods research, interpersonal communication, intercultural communication and organizational communication. In spring 2019 she designed and taught the first communication course about cannabis and communication.

Prior to joining the department, Dr. Ginossar has held a research faculty appointment with the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Her research interests focus on health communication and reducing health disparities. She is particularly interested in how communities and individuals are using new communication technologies for information exchange and advocacy.

She is a past Institute of Medicine (IOM) presenter on digital health strategies, health disparities, and health equity. She lived and traveled internationally in the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

Research

As a health communication expert, Dr. Ginossar’s research focuses on the role of communication in reducing health disparities and supporting multilevel behavior change at the individual, organizational, and community levels. Her research utilizes community-based, mixed- methods approach to examine use of communication technologies such as eHealth and mHealth in advocacy and digital inequities, cancer communication disparities, and HIV prevention and management. She led the New Mexico state-wide HIV Prevention and Services Needs Assessment to examine federally-funded prevention and service provision, needs, and gaps.  As part of her research, she partners with interdisciplinary research teams, community organizations, and diverse stakeholders on health communication research projects. She is happy to involve motivated, engaged undergraduate and graduate students in her work.

Sample Journal Articles

Articles in Refereed Journals
*Co-author is a student, or a former student

Ginossar, T., Cragun, D., Heckman C., Quintiliani, L., Skalarus, T., Chambers. D., Proctor, E., & Brownson, R., (2018). Bridging the Chasm: Challenges, Opportunities and Resources for Integrating a Dissemination and Implementation Science Curriculum into Medical Education. Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development.

Kalke, K.,* Ginossar, T., Shah, S.F.A.,* & West, A.* (2018) Sex Ed to Go- A Content Analysis of Comprehensive Sexual Education Apps (mHealth). Health Education & Behavior.

Ginossar, T., Shah, S. F.,* West, A.,* Bentley, J., Kreuter, M. W., Caburnay, C., & Kinney, A.Y. (2017). Cancer-Related Content, Usability and Utilization of Plain Language: Systematic Analysis of Breast Cancer Smartphone Applications. JMIR mHealth uHealth.

Napoles, A., Cook, E., Ginossar, T., Knight, K.D., & Ford, M. (2017). Applying a Conceptual Framework to Maximize the Participation of Diverse Populations in Cancer Clinical Trials. Advances in Cancer Research. 133, pp. 77-94.

Ginossar, T., Benavidez, J.,* Gilluli, Z.,* Kanwal Aaterya, A.,* Nguyen, H.,* & Bentley, J.  (2016). Ethnic/Racial, Religious, and Demographic Predictors of Organ Donor Registration Status among Young Adults in the Southwestern United States. Progress in Transplantation (Online ahead of print). doi:10.1177/1526924816665367

Archiopoli, A.,* Ginossar, T., Oetzel, J. G, Avila, M., Hill, R.,* & Wilcox, B.,* (2016). Factors of interpersonal communication and behavioral health on medication self-efficacy and medication adherence. Journal of Aids Care 28(12):1607-1614.doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2016.1192577

Ginossar, T. (2016). Predictors of Online Cancer Prevention Information Seeking Among Patients and Caregivers Across The Digital Divide. Journal of Medical Internet Research Cancer;2(1):e2 doi: 10.2196/cancer.5108

Koczwara, B., Birken, S.A., Perry,  C., Cragun, D., Zullig, L.L., Ginossar, T., Nodora, J.,  Chawla, N. Ramanadhan, S., Kerner, J., & Brownson.R. C. (2016). How context matters- a dissemination and implementation primer for global oncologists. Global Oncology. Published online before print January 20, 2016, doi:10.1200/JGO.2015.001438

Wilcox, B.,* Oetzel, J., Avila, M., Archiopoli, A.,* Hill, R.,* & Ginossar, T. (2015). Patient-Provider Interaction, Patient Satisfaction, and Health Outcomes: An Explanatory Model for People Living with HIV/AIDS. Aids Care, 27 (8). DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2015.1015478

Ginossar, T., Larkey, L., How, N., & Goel, N.*  (2015). Coping with women’s cancer and perceived providers’ support: Does type of cancer make a difference? Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, 1 (1).

Ginossar, T., Oetzel, J., Hill, R.,* Avila M., Archiopoli, A.,* & Wilcox, B.* (2014). HIV healthcare providers’ burnout: Can organizational culture make a difference? Aids Care, 26 (12) 1605-1608.

Ginossar, T. (2014). Disparities and antecedents to cancer prevention information seeking among cancer patients and caregivers attending a minority-serving cancer center. Journal of Communication in Healthcare, 7(2) 93-105.

Ginossar, T., & Nelson, S. (2010). La Comunidad Habla: Using Internet community-based information interventions to increase empowerment and access to health care of low income Latino/a immigrants. Communication Education, 59(3),328 – 343.

Ginossar, T. & Nelson, S. (2010). Reducing the health and digital divides: A model for using community-based participatory research approach to E-health interventions in low income Hispanic communities, Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, (15)4, 530-551 (lead article).

Ginossar, T., De-Vargas, F.,* Sanchez, C.,* & Oetzel, J. G. (2010). “That word, cancer:” Breast care behavior of Hispanic women in New Mexico. Health Care for Women International, 1(31):68-87. 

Ginossar, T. (2008). Online participation: A content analysis of differences in utilization of two online cancer communities by men and women, patients and family members. Health Communication, 1(23), 1-12. (lead article).

Oetzel, J. G, De-Vargas, F.,* Ginossar, T., & Sanchez, C.* (2007). Hispanic women’s preferences for breast health information, Health Communication, 21(3), 223-233. *The second authors are in alphabetical order.

Meares, M. M., Oetzel, J. G., Torres, A., Derkacs, D., & Ginossar, T. (2004). Employee mistreatment and muted voices in the culturally diverse workplace. Journal of Applied Communication, 32 (1)4-27.

Oetzel, J. G., Torres, A. B., Meares, M.M., Ginossar, T., & Derkacs, D. (2003). Mistreatment as a source of intergroup conflict in the culturally diverse organization. Journal of Intergroup Relations, 29(4), 44-63. 

Book Chapters

  • Ginossar, T. & Oetzel, J. (2015). Stress and burnout in a small non-governmental organization. In J. Mize Smith & M. W. Kramer (Eds.). Case studies in volunteering and NGOs. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Ginossar, T. (2014). “In a Group of Our Own.” The role of stigma, smoking, and the tobacco industry in communication in lung Internet cancer support group. In K. L. Walker, S. L. Esrock, & J. L. Hart (Eds.) Talking tobacco: Interpersonal, organizational, and mediated messages (pp. 62-80.). New York: Peter Lang Publishing. 
  • Ginossar, T. (2013).  Promoting women leadership as a strategy for reducing health and digital disparities in Latino/a immigrant communities. In G. L. Kreps & M. Dutta (Eds.). Reducing health disparities: Working with communities (pp.95-112). New York: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Ginossar, T. (2011). Bridging the health and digital divide in a low income Hispanic community: Using community-based participatory research to advance communities’ well-being. In M. Brann (Ed.). Contemporary case studies in health communication: Theoretical and applied approaches. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt. 
  • Ginossar, T. Media Globalization and "The Secondary Flow": Consumption of Telenovelas in Israel. In: D. I. Rios & M. Castaneda (Eds.). Soap Operas and Telenovelas in the Digital Age: Global Industries, Hybrid Content, and New Audiences (in press).
  • Ginossar, T. Content, Participants, and Dynamics in Online Discussion in a Lung Internet Cancer Support Group: A Case Study (2010). In: L. Shedletsky & J. E. Aitken (Eds). Cases on Online Discussion and Interaction: Experiences and Outcomes. IGI Global.
  • Ginossar, T. The Role of Stigma, Smoking, and the Tobacco Industry in Communication in Lung Internet Cancer Support Group. Accepted for publication in K. L. Walker, S. L. Esrock, & J. L. Hart (Eds.) Talking Tobacco: Interpersonal, Organizational, and Mediated Messages. Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Ginossar, T. & Nelson, S. Promoting women leadership as a strategy for reducing health and digital disparities in Latino/a immigrant communities. In: G. L. Kreps & M. Dutta (Eds). Reducing Health Disparities: Working with Communities. Peter Lang (invited chapter, under review).

Sample Funded Research

Ginossar (PI)                                                                                                                                  7/01/2014-6/30/2016                 
Assessment of HIV Prevention and Care Services in New Mexico.
Funded by the New Mexico Department of Health ($100,000)
The goal of the study is to carry out a multi-level assessment of the quality of prevention and care services and service gaps in federally-funded, Ryan-White Clinics in New Mexico.

Ginossar (PI)                                                                                                                                   2/01/2015-2/30/2016
Applicability of Mobile Health Applications for Cancer Prevention Communication and Behavior Change among Ethnically Diverse Breast Cancer Survivors and Their Families
Funded by the American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (ACS-IRG)
The goal of this research is to examine the current state of the arts in breast cancer related mobile applications and to develop strategies for culturally-appropriate messages and interventions targeting diverse breast cancer survivors and their families.

Completed Research Support

Ginossar (PI)                                                                                                                                     7/01/2012-6/30/2014
Assessment of HIV Case Management Services in New Mexico.
Funded by the New Mexico Department of Health ($100,000)

Ginossar (PI)                                                                                                                                      04/01/2011-03/31/2012
A Web-Based Intervention to Reduce Disparities in Childhood Development and Behavioral Health
Funded by the “Community Engagement Award” of the University of New Mexico Clinical and Translational Sciences Center” ($21,000)

Ginossar (PI).                                                                                                                                     04/01/2011-03/31/2011
Entertainment Education Approach to Reducing Disparities in early Childhood Development and Behavioral Health. The goal of the study is to create a pilot intervention to increase parental and care takers' knowledge of early childhood development and behavior
Funded by the "Community Engagement Award" of the University of New Mexico Clinical and Translational Sciences Center." ($20,000)

Ginossar (PI).                                                                                                                                     10/01/2010-09/30/2011
Investigating Cancer Prevention Information Behavior of Family Members of Hispanics Diagnosed with Cancer. The goal of the study is to explore cancer prevention information behavior of Hispanics with a family member diagnosed with cancer.
Funded by the American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (ACS-IRG) ($30,000).

Ginossar (PI).                                                                                                                                     10/01/2010-09/30/2011
Promoting Childhood Development Knowledge in Hispanic Community.

Funded by La Tierra Sagrada Association ($19,812),
The Role of Physicians in recruitment of Minority Patients to Cancer Clinical Trials.

Ginossar, (PI).                                                                                                                                  12/23/2009-09/30/2012
Research Supplement to Promote Re-Entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers: Increasing minority participation in Cancer Clinical Trials. I received this supplemental grant to New Mexico Minority-Based Community Clinical Oncology Program at the University of New Mexico Cancer Center.
Funded by NCI ($317,000).

Ginossar (PI).                                                                                                                                     10/01/2010-03/31/2011
Reducing Disparities in Childhood Development and Behavioral Health. The goal of the study is to explore parental and care takers' information needs regarding childhood development and behavioral health in low income urban community.
Funded by the "Community Engagement Award" of the University of New Mexico Clinical and Translational Sciences Center." ($23,100)

Teaching Style

I utilize an interactive approach that challenges students. I encourage creativity and provide students with the opportunity to apply concepts and theories in their own work. As in my personal life, I believe that growth happens when we are challenged and have to step out of our comfort zones.

Why UNM?

I love the diversity and the culture. New Mexico is home for me and my family, and I'm excited every day about being here.

Spare Time

Traveling, hiking, and keeping up with my family.

Additional Affiliations

  • Adjunct Professor, the Prevention Research Center at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine
  • Associate Member, the University of New Mexico Cancer Center
  • Senior Fellow at the Center for Reducing Health Disparities (NM CARES)

VITA

TAMAR GINOSSAR, Ph.D.

Associate Professor &

Associate Department Chair

Department of Communication & Journalism & The BA/MD Program

MSC 03 2240

University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM 87131

(505) 884-9251 (voice)

ginossar@unm.edu

Educational History 

Ph.D., 2002, University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Major Field of Study: Communication
Specializations: Health Communication, Intercultural Communication.
Dissertation: “Knowledge is Power: Health Information Seeking of Internet Cancer Support
Group Members”. 
Advisor: Everett M. Rogers. 

M. A., 1999, University of Illinois
Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
Major Field of Study: Communication
Specializations: New Media, Political Communication, Organizational Communication Comprehensive exam option.
Advisor: David Swanson

 

B. A., 1992, Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv, Israel
Major Field of Study: Film and Television Specializations: Script-Writing.  

Certificate of Teaching Hebrew as a Foreign Language, 1992, The Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel 

Employment History Part I:
Principal positions since the Bachelor’s degree  

Associate Chair, 2017-present
Associate Professor, 2015-present
University of New Mexico
Department of Communication & Journalism & The BA/MD Program
Albuquerque, New Mexico 

Assistant Professor, 2011-2015
University of New Mexico
Department of Communication & Journalism & The BA/MD Program
Albuquerque, New Mexico 

Research Assistant Professor, 2009-2011
University of New Mexico 
School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Oncology-Hematology
Albuquerque, New Mexico 

Associate Scientist II, 2008-2009
Prevention Research Center
University of New Mexico 
School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Population Sciences
Albuquerque, New Mexico 

Research Assistant Professor, 2005-2008
University of New Mexico
Department of Communication and Journalism
Albuquerque, New Mexico 

Part Time Instructor, 2004
University of New Mexico
Department of Communication and Journalism
Albuquerque, New Mexico 

Assistant Professor, 2003-2004
Tel Aviv University
Department of Communication
Tel Aviv, Israel 

Teaching Assistant, 1999- 2002
University of New Mexico
Department of Communication and Journalism
Albuquerque, New Mexico 

Research Assistant, 2002
Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico 

Research Assistant, 2000
Center of Alcohol, Substance Abuse and Addictions
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico 

Teaching Assistant, Fall 1997-Summer 1999 
Department of Speech Communication
University of Illinois
Urbana-Champaign, Illinois 

Scriptwriter of children’s educational software, 1994 
Edusoft,
Herzelia, Israel             

Freelance Script-writer and researcher, Fall 1992-Summer 1996.
Israeli Educational, Private, and National Television 

Employment History Part II: 
Concurrent and/or temporary positions; consultancies 

Communication Consultant, 2016
Breast Cancer and Diabetes: Effects of Lifestyle on Reducing Risk
PCORI inaugural Pipeline to Proposal awards (Cynthia Hill, PI)  

Consultant, 2007
Social marketing workshops for patient rights organizations
The Tel Aviv University Institute for Participatory Research
Tel Aviv, Israel  

Consultant, 2007
Designing messages for an online intervention to promote patient-provider communication about nutrition and exercise for culturally diverse populations.
Kerem Shuval, Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center.
New Haven, Connecticut 

Consultant, 2003
Designing messages for patient self-management of Coumadin
Hadassah School of Medicine
Jerusalem, Israel 

Professional Recognition and Honors 

Top 3 Papers (ranked #2), Health Communication Division, Western Communication Association Annual Convention for the paper: The Dark Side of Social Support: Experiences of Social Undermining among People Living with HIV Salt Lake City, Utah, February 2017. 

Chair, Health Communication Working Group, American Public Health Association 2018 

Presenter, Institute of Medicine (IOM). Digital Health Strategies, Health Disparities, and Health Equity: The Promises and Perils of Technology. A Public Workshop. Invited to speak about my work with communities to reduce the digital divide. Wayne State, Detroit, MI, October 2, 2014. 

Fellow, Mentored Training for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Cancer, Washington University in St. Louis, 2014-2016. Selected as one of 14 fellows nationwide to receive two-years mentoring and training in research on dissemination and implementation in cancer (PI: Brownson, personal mentor: Kreuter). 

Senior Fellow, the New Mexico Center for the Advancement of Research, Engagement, & Science on Health Disparities (NM CARES HD). 2012-Present. Nominated as a Senior Fellow by the Center’s leadership based upon my interests in the challenges and resolutions of health disparities in New Mexico and my contributions toward alleviating health disparities and creating health equity. 

Interim Director, University of New Mexico Cancer Center, Community Partnerships and Health Disparities Office. September 2012-2013. Role and responsibilities include management and oversight of community-based research to address cancer health disparities in New Mexico underserved communities and supervision of community outreach efforts. 

Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research Award. Selected as an awardee for participation in the American Association Cancer Research (AACR) 2012 Cancer Health Disparities Conference, San Diego, CA. ($1,800). 

Fellow, National Institutes of Health/Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Institute on Systems Science and Health, Social Network track. Selected to attend the National Institute of Health and the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research 5-day training institute on Systems Science and Health (June 10 - 15, 2012). 

Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research Award. Selected as an awardee for participation in the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 2012 Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL ($1,800). 

Top three papers in health communication for the paper: Ginossar, T. & Nelson, S. (2012, February). Promoting women leadership as a strategy for reducing health and digital disparities in Latino/a immigrant communities (ranked #3). Western States Communication Association, Albuquerque, NM. 

Associated Member, University of New Mexico Cancer Center.  Selected as a member in recognition of my cancer-related research achievements (July, 2011-Present). 

Fellow, National Institutes of Health/Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research NIH Advanced Training Institute in Health Behavior Theory. Selected to attend the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research 7-day workshop for early career investigators (July 25 - August 1, 2010). 

2nd place winner for the 2002-03 Best Article Award published in The Journal of Intergroup Relations for the article: "Mistreatment as a source of intergroup conflict in the culturally diverse organization."  

Top four papers in organizational communication for the paper: Meares, M. M., Oetzel, J.G., Torres, A., Derkacs, D., & Ginossar, T. (2002, November). 'They make you feel like they have the right': A Critical Analysis of Employee Mistreatment and Muted Voices in the Culturally Diverse Workplace." Western States Communication Association, Long Beach, CA. 

Top Paper Award in Health and Organizational Communication for the paper: Ginossar, T. (2002, October). “Does anyone have information about anything?” Information seeking on Internet cancer support groups. Paper presented at the University of Oklahoma Communication Scholar Conference. Norman, Oklahoma.  

Top Student Paper Award for the paper: Ginossar, T. (2002, April). “Knowledge is Power:” Information Seeking of Internet Cancer Support Group Members. Kentucky Conference on Health Communication, Lexington, Kentucky.

 

Scholarly Achievements  

Articles in Refereed Journals (n=20) 

*Co-author is a student, or a former student 

Ginossar, T., Van Meter, L.*, Shah, S. F., * Bentley, J. M., Weiss, D. & Oetzel, J. G., (2019).  Early Impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on People Living With HIV: A Systematic Review. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (JANAC). 

Ginossar, T., Cragun, D., Heckman C., Quintiliani, L., Skalarus, T., Chambers. D., Proctor, E., & Brownson, R., (2018). Bridging the Chasm: Challenges, Opportunities and Resources for Integrating a Dissemination and Implementation Science Curriculum into Medical Education. Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development. 

Kalke, K.,* Ginossar, T., Shah, S.F.A.,* & West, A.* (2018) Sex Ed to Go- A Content Analysis of Comprehensive Sexual Education Apps (mHealth). Health Education & Behavior. 

Ginossar, T., Shah, S. F.,* West, A.,* Bentley, J., Kreuter, M. W., Caburnay, C., & Kinney, A.Y. (2017). Cancer-Related Content, Usability and Utilization of Plain Language: Systematic Analysis of Breast Cancer Smartphone Applications. JMIR mHealth uHealth. 

Napoles, A., Cook, E., Ginossar, T., Knight, K.D., & Ford, M. (2017). Applying a Conceptual Framework to Maximize the Participation of Diverse Populations in Cancer Clinical Trials. Advances in Cancer Research. 133, pp. 77-94. 

Ginossar, T., Benavidez, J.,* Gilluli, Z.,* Kanwal Aaterya, A.,* Nguyen, H.,* & Bentley, J.  (2016). Ethnic/Racial, Religious, and Demographic Predictors of Organ Donor Registration Status among Young Adults in the Southwestern United States. Progress in Transplantation (Online ahead of print). doi:10.1177/1526924816665367 

Archiopoli, A.,* Ginossar, T., Oetzel, J. G, Avila, M., Hill, R.,* & Wilcox, B.,* (2016). Factors of interpersonal communication and behavioral health on medication self-efficacy and medication adherence. Journal of Aids Care 28(12):1607-1614.doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2016.1192577 

Ginossar, T. (2016). Predictors of Online Cancer Prevention Information Seeking Among Patients and Caregivers Across The Digital Divide. Journal of Medical Internet Research Cancer;2(1):e2 doi: 10.2196/cancer.5108 

Koczwara, B., Birken, S.A., Perry,  C., Cragun, D., Zullig, L.L., Ginossar, T., Nodora, J.,  Chawla, N. Ramanadhan, S., Kerner, J., & Brownson.R. C. (2016). How context matters- a dissemination and implementation primer for global oncologists. Global Oncology. Published online before print January 20, 2016, doi:10.1200/JGO.2015.001438 

Wilcox, B.,* Oetzel, J., Avila, M., Archiopoli, A.,* Hill, R.,* & Ginossar, T. (2015). Patient-Provider Interaction, Patient Satisfaction, and Health Outcomes: An Explanatory Model for People Living with HIV/AIDS. Aids Care, 27 (8). DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2015.1015478.

Ginossar, T., Larkey, L., How, N., & Goel, N.*  (2015). Coping with women’s cancer and perceived providers’ support: Does type of cancer make a difference? Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, 1 (1). 

Ginossar, T., Oetzel, J., Hill, R.,* Avila M., Archiopoli, A.,* & Wilcox, B.* (2014). HIV healthcare providers’ burnout: Can organizational culture make a difference? Aids Care, 26 (12) 1605-1608.  

Ginossar, T. (2014). Disparities and antecedents to cancer prevention information seeking among cancer patients and caregivers attending a minority-serving cancer center. Journal of Communication in Healthcare, 7(2) 93-105

Ginossar, T., & Nelson, S. (2010). La Comunidad Habla: Using Internet community-based information interventions to increase empowerment and access to health care of low income Latino/a immigrants. Communication Education, 59(3),328 – 343. 

Ginossar, T. & Nelson, S. (2010). Reducing the health and digital divides: A model for using community-based participatory research approach to E-health interventions in low income Hispanic communities, Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, (15)4, 530-551 (lead article).  

Ginossar, T., De-Vargas, F.,* Sanchez, C.,* & Oetzel, J. G. (2010). “That word, cancer:” Breast care behavior of Hispanic women in New Mexico. Health Care for Women International, 1(31):68-87.  

Ginossar, T. (2008). Online participation: A content analysis of differences in utilization of two online cancer communities by men and women, patients and family members. Health Communication, 1(23), 1-12. (lead article). 

Oetzel, J. G, De-Vargas, F.,* Ginossar, T., & Sanchez, C.* (2007). Hispanic women’s preferences for breast health information, Health Communication, 21(3), 223-233. *The second authors are in alphabetical order. 

Meares, M. M., Oetzel, J. G., Torres, A., Derkacs, D., & Ginossar, T. (2004). Employee mistreatment and muted voices in the culturally diverse workplace. Journal of Applied Communication, 32 (1)4-27. 

Oetzel, J. G., Torres, A. B., Meares, M.M., Ginossar, T., & Derkacs, D. (2003). Mistreatment as a source of intergroup conflict in the culturally diverse organization. Journal of Intergroup Relations, 29(4), 44-63.  

Articles Appearing in Chapters in Edited Volumes (n=6) 

Ginossar, T. & Oetzel, J. (2015). Stress and burnout in a small non-governmental organization. In J. Mize Smith & M. W. Kramer (Eds.). Case studies in volunteering and NGOs. New York: Peter Lang Publishing. 

Ginossar, T. (2014). “In a Group of Our Own.” The role of stigma, smoking, and the tobacco industry in communication in lung Internet cancer support group. In K. L. Walker, S. L. Esrock, & J. L. Hart (Eds.) Talking tobacco: Interpersonal, organizational, and mediated messages (pp. 62-80.). New York: Peter Lang Publishing.  

Ginossar, T. (2013).  Promoting women leadership as a strategy for reducing health and digital disparities in Latino/a immigrant communities. In G. L. Kreps & M. Dutta (Eds.). Reducing health disparities: Working with communities (pp.95-112). New York: Peter Lang Publishing. 

Ginossar, T. (2011). Bridging the health and digital divide in a low income Hispanic community: Using community-based participatory research to advance communities’ well-being. In M. Brann (Ed.). Contemporary case studies in health communication: Theoretical and applied approaches. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.  

Ginossar, T. (2011). Media globalization and “the secondary flow”: Consumption of telenovelas in Israel. In D. I. Rios & M. Castaneda (Eds.). Soap operas and Telenovelas in the digital age: Global industries, hybrid content, and new audiences (pp.55-74); New York: Peter Lang Publishing. 

Ginossar, T. (2011). Content, participants, and dynamics in online discussion in a lung Internet cancer support group: A case study. In L. Shedletsky & J. E. Aitken (Eds). Cases on online discussion and interaction: Experiences and outcomes (pp.302-318).  Hershey, PA: IGI Global.  

Other Writing: Official Published Reports 

Ginossar, T., Oetzel, J. G., Asante, G., .* Shah, S. F. .* & Baig, N. .* (2015). Assessment of HIV Unmet Needs in New Mexico. Data Report. Prepared for: New Mexico Department of Health.  

Oetzel, J. G., Ginossar, T., Avila, M., & Gonzales, E. .* (2014). Assessment of HIV Unmet Needs in New Mexico. Data Report. Prepared for: New Mexico Department of Health.  

Oetzel, J. G., Ginossar, T., Avila, M., Archiopoli, A., .* Wilcox, B., .* & Hill, R. .* (2013). Assessment of HIV Case Management Services in New Mexico. Data Report. Prepared for: New Mexico Department of Health.  

Peñaloza, L. J., Chrisp, E., Ginossar, T., & Gutman, L. (2010). The Intersection of Tobacco, the Social Determinants of Health and Priority Populations in New Mexico. 2009 Data Report. Prepared for: New Mexico Department of Health Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program (TUPAC). 

Green, D., Peñaloza, L., & Ginossar, T. (2008). Healthy Choices, Healthy Students: 2007 New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey High School Results - Highlights. Published by New Mexico Department of Health and the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, NM. 

Green, D., Peñaloza, L., & Ginossar T. (2008). New Mexico High School Results: Alcohol Use and Related Behavior; 2007. Santa Fe, NM: New Mexico Department of Health. 

Works in Progress   

Refereed Presentations at Professional Meetings

*student co-authors 

Ginossar, T., Oetzel, J. Archiopoli, A.* The Dark Side of Social Support: Experiences of Social Undermining among People Living with HIV, (February 2017). Western States Communication Association (Top #2 Paper Award, Health Communication Division). 

Lucero, L.,* Dhawan, S.,* Ginossar, T. Family and health communication influence on Latino Cancer clinical trial participation, (September, 2017). AACR The Science of Cancer Health Disparities 

Shah, S.A.,* Ginossar, T. & Oetzel, J. Affordable Care Act and People Living with HIV. American Public Health Association, (November 2016). (Selected for oral presentation). 

Ginossar, T., Aaterya, A., .* Benavidez, J., .* Giluli, Z., .* Nguyen, H., .* Bentley, J.  (November 2015). Ethnic, Religious, and Demographic Predictors of Organ Donation Registration Status among Young Adults in a Majority-Minority State 

Aaterya, A.,* Benavidez, J., .* Benavidez, J., .* Giluli, Z., .* Nguyen, H., .* Bentley, J., & Ginossar, T., (April, 2015). Predictors of Organ Donor Registration in a Diverse Young Adults Sample in New Mexico. Poster presented at the New Mexico Public Health Association Conference, Albuquerque, NM. 

Aaterya, A.,* Benavidez, J., .* Giluli, Z., .* Nguyen, H., .* Bentley, J., & Ginossar, T., (March, 2015). Predictors of Registration as an Organ Donor in an Online Sample of Predominantly Minority Students in New Mexico. Poster presented at the American Academy of Health Behavior, San Antonio, TX. 

Ginossar, T. (2014, May). Disparities in awareness, opportunity, and willingness to participate in clinical trials among patients and caregivers attending a minority-serving university Cancer Center. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Meeting, Seattle. 

Ginossar, T. (2014, February). Complex systems approach to reducing disparities in recruitment and retention of minority patients to cancer clinical trials. Paper presented at the NIH-sponsored meeting on complex systems thinking and health disparities, Bethesda, Maryland. 

Ginossar, T. (2013, June). Cancer prevention information seeking and health consciousness among American Indian, Hispanic, and Non Hispanic White cancer patients and family members. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Meeting, London. 

Ginossar, T. (2013, March). The changing landscape in communication technologies: Experiences of underserved minority patients and families in cancer information seeking. Paper presented at the Society for Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. 

Ginossar, T. (2013, March). Systems-thinking approach to recruitment of minority patients to cancer clinical trials. Paper presented at the American Association for Health Behavior Annual Meeting, Santa Fe, NM.  

Ginossar, T. (2012, October). Cancer prevention information seeking of Hispanic, Native American, and Non Hispanic White cancer patients and Caregivers. Paper presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Cancer Health Disparities Conference, San Diego, CA. 

Ginossar, T. & Nelson, S. (2012, February). Promoting women leadership as a strategy for reducing health and digital disparities in Latino/a immigrant communities. Paper presented at the Western States Communication Association, Albuquerque, NM. *Top Three Papers Award. 

Guzman Vasquez C. E. .* & Ginossar, T. (2011, April). Community-based participatory research approach to reducing health disparities in early childhood development and behavioral health among Hispanic/Latino populations: Policy suggestions. Paper presented at the New Mexico Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM. 

Ginossar, T. (2011, April). Reducing disparities in childhood development and behavioral health service utilization. Paper presented at the University of New Mexico National Health Disparities NM Cares Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM. 

Ginossar, T. (2011, March). Using social networks for multilevel interventions in health. Poster session presented at the National Cancer Institute Meeting on Multilevel interventions in health, Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Ginossar, T. (2010, November). Bridging the hegemonic Media flow: Telenovelas in Israel.

Paper presented at the National Communication Association annual meeting, San Francisco, CA.  

Ginossar, T. (2010, November). There’s always hope: Content, participants and dynamics of discussion in a lung cancer Internet support group. Paper presented at the National Communication Association annual meeting, San Francisco, CA. 

Ginossar, T. (2010, November). Charisma, conflict, and filling up the void: Different roles of moderators in online cancer support groups. Paper presented at the National Communication Association annual meeting, San Francisco, CA. 

Ginossar, T., & Verschraegen, C. F. (2010, May). Communication about Clinical Trials in Online Forums. Poster session presented at the ASCO/NCI Cancer Clinical Trials Meeting, Bethesda, MD. 

Ginossar, T., Larkey, L. K., Howe, N. .* & Goel, N. .* (2009, May). Coping with women’s cancer: Type of cancer, coping styles, and perceived importance of information and emotional support from physicians and from nurses. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL. 

Ginossar, T., Larkey, L. K., Howe, N. .* & Goel, N. .* (2009, February). Coping with women’s cancer: Type of cancer, coping styles, and perceived importance of information and emotional support from physicians. Paper presented at the Western States Communication Association Annual Conference.  

Ginossar, T.; Larkey, L., & Howe, N. .* (February. 2008). Cancer-related uncertainty management and patient-provider communication: Exploring perceptions of women with breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Paper presented at the Western States Communication Association conference, Denver, CO.  

Larkey, L., Ginossar, T. & Howe, N. .* (February. 2008). Breast and ovarian cancer patients’ coping styles, resource seeking, and decision satisfaction. Poster session presented at the American Psychological-Oncology Society (APOS) Convention. 

Howe, N., .* Larkey, L., & Ginossar, T. (February. 2008). Dissimilar journeys: Comparing diagnostic trajectories between breast and ovarian cancer patients. Poster session presented at the American Psychological-Oncology Society (APOS) Convention. 

Ginossar, T. (November, 2007). Online activism: Advocacy in Internet cancer communities. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. Selected for oral presentation. 

Ginossar, T. (November, 2006). Dueling panels: The battle royale over perceptions of and procedures for videotaping speeches in the basic course. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference, San Antonio, TX.  

Ginossar, T. (November, 2005). Intercultural cooperation in the Middle East: Perceptions of Israelis. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Boston, MA. 

Ginossar, T. (November, 2005). Online advocacy in Internet cancer support groups. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Boston, MA. 

Ginossar, T. (May, 2005). Exploring participation in cancer-related virtual communities. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Convention, New York, NY. 

Ginossar, T. (February, 2005). Virtually empowered: An exploration of psychological empowerment in a Leukemia email support list. Paper presented at the Western States Communication Association Convention, San Francisco, CA. 

Ginossar, T. (2004, November). Coping online: A content analysis of uses and participation in Internet cancer support groups. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Chicago, IL. 

Ginossar, T. (2004, November). Understanding information exchange in Internet Cancer Support Groups. Paper presented to be presented at the American Public Health Association Convention, Washington, DC. 

Ginossar, T. (2004, February). Uncertainty Management of Online Cancer Community Members. Paper presented at the Western States Communication Association Convention, Albuquerque, NM. 

Ginossar, T. (2003, November). Information Seeking and Uncertainty Management in Internet Cancer Support Groups. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Miami, FL. 

Ginossar, T. (2003, February). Agenda denial and linguistic accessibility: A case study of the struggle of community advocacy group. Paper presented at the Western States Communication Association Convention, Salt Lake City, UT. 

Ginossar, T. (2002, November). Cyber Cafes in the middle of the Jungle: Usage of the Internet by Israeli travelers in South America. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA. 

Ginossar, T. (2002, April). “Knowledge is power:” Information seeking of Internet cancer support group members. Paper presented at the Kentucky Conference on Health Communication, Lexington, Kentucky (Top Student Paper).  

Meares, M. M., Oetzel, J. G., Torres, A. B., Ginossar, T., & Derkacs, D. (2002, March). They make you feel like they have the right: A critical analysis of employee mistreatment and muted voices in the culturally diverse workplace. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western States Communication Association, Long Beach, CA (Top Four Paper in the Organizational Communication Division). 

Ginossar, T. (2001, November). Exploring information seeking on Internet cancer support groups: A family network perspective. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Atlanta, GA. 

Ginossar, T. (2001, November). “What have I got?” Information needs and information seeking in Internet Cancer Support Groups. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Atlanta, GA. 

Ginossar, T. (2001, November). Collective action and empowerment in a lung cancer Internet support group. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Atlanta, GA. 

Ginossar, T. (2001, November). The chosen people on a shoestring: Ethnography of Israeli travelers in South Peru and North Bolivia. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Atlanta, GA. 

Ginossar, T. (2001, April). Culture and interpretations of cooperation. A Semantic Network Analysis. Paper presented at the Meeting of the International Academy for Intercultural Research Convention. Oxford, Mississippi. 

Ginossar, T. (2001, February). “The days of the god-like Doctors are over:” Information seeking and experiences with doctors of cancer patients, their families and friends. Paper presented at the Western States Communication Association annual conference, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 

Ginossar, T. (2000, October). Does anyone have information about anything? Information seeking on Internet cancer support groups. Paper presented at the University of Oklahoma Communication Scholar Conference. Norman, Oklahoma (Top Paper Award in Health and Organizational Communication). 

Ginossar, T. (2000, October). Prominence of leaders in political ads in 1992 and 1996 Israeli elections campaigns: Israel as a case study for personalization and the electoral system. Paper presented at the University of Oklahoma Communication Scholar Conference. Norman, Oklahoma. 

Ginossar, T. (April, 2000). Symbols in political spots: Usage and denial of Rabin’s images in 1996 Israeli election campaign. Paper presented at the 42nd  Annual Conference Western Social Science Association, San Diego. 

Ginossar, T. (March, 2000). Celebrating the end of the world: Post- Modern images in Israeli Film. Paper presented at the Social Science Interdisciplinary conference, Colorado Springs. 

Ginossar, T. (February, 2000). In search of a frame: Coverage of NATO operation in Yugoslavia by Media on the periphery: A content analysis of Times of India and Cape Times. Paper presented at the 17th Annual Intercultural Communication Conference. Coral Gables, FL. 

Ginossar, T., Matei, S., Sassina, K. & Townsly, N. (November 1999). Globalizing television. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Chicago, IL. 

Aidman, A. & Ginossar, T. (July, 1998). Remembering life with television: An analysis of Israeli students’ TV autobiographies. Paper presented at the International Communications Association Preconference, Haifa, Israel. 

Other Invited or Public Presentations  

Ginossar, T. (May, 2016). The Role of Organizational Culture in HIV Healthcare Providers’ Burnout; How to Measure it and How to Decrease It? International Symposium on HIV and Emerging Infectious Diseases (ISHEID), Marseilles, France. 

Ginossar, T. (October, 2014). Disparities in Cancer Prevention Information Seeking among Cancer Patients and their Families. University of New Mexico School of Medicine Cancer Control Meeting. 

Ginossar, T. (October, 2014). Institute of Medicine (IOM). Digital Health Strategies, Health Disparities, and Health Equity: The Promises and Perils of Technology. A Public Workshop. 

Ginossar, T. (November, 2012). The Role of Physicians in Recruitment of Minority Patients to Cancer Clinical Trials: Preliminary findings and an opportunity for a dialogue. Presented to the University of New Mexico Breast Cancer Working Group. 

Ginossar, T. (November, 2012). Mediated Risk Communication. Invited talk at the Community Based Prevention Professional Series, University of New Mexico Prevention Research Center. 

Ginossar, T. (February, 2012). Reducing Disparities in Childhood Development & Behavioral Health: Understanding Parental Information Behavior. Presentation at the CBPR Café, University of New Mexico School of Medicine.  

Ginossar, T. (February, 2010). Communication in Online Cancer Support Groups. Invited talk at the Division of Epidemiology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico.  

Ginossar, T. (October, 2009). Research of Health Disparities in Health Communication in New Mexico: The Promise of Community-Based Internet Interventions. Invited talk at the research meeting of NCI-funded researchers. 

Ginossar, T. (November, 2007). Conducting Literature Reviews: Tricks of the Trade. Participation in a panel in Dr. Mary Jane Collier’s Graduate Research Methods Seminar. 

Ginossar, T. (June 2003). Knowledge is Power: Information Seeking of Internet Cancer Support Group Members. School of Public Health, Hadassah Ein Karem. 

Ginossar, T. (April, 2003). Knowledge is Power: Information Seeking of Internet Cancer Support Group Members. College of Management, School of Communication. 

Ginossar, T. (March 2002). Knowledge is Power: Information Seeking of Internet Cancer Support Group Members. Department of Communication, Tel Aviv University. 

Ginossar, T. (November 2001). The Chosen People on a Shoestring: Ethnography of Israeli Travelers in South Peru and North Bolivia. Departments of Communication & Journalism, University of New Mexico. 

Ginossar, T. (October, 2000). Experiences of International Students in the United States. Department of Communication and Journalism, University of New Mexico.   

Research 

Current Funding 

UNM Cancer Center Shared Resources         Ginossar (PI)               02/01/2019-2020
Project Title: “Saludamos: Successful Accrual: co-Learning and Understanding of Decisions, Attitudes, Meaning Making, Obstacles and Support for Research”
$10,000 

Completed Funded Research

The research examines attitudes and experiences of diverse cancer patients and family members of cancer clinical trials’ accrual and participation
TREE Pilot Funding               DeMaria (PI)                                       4/4/2018-2019
Role: Research Mentor
Shifting Narratives for Behavioral Health Justice
This community-academic collaboration examines the role of media literacy in reducing mental health stigma
$30,000 

CTSC Pilot Award                Blair (PI)                             10/01/2017-09/30/2018
Assessing the appeal and relevance of a mHealth physical activity intervention among rural and Hispanic cancer survivors.
This will be accomplished via key stakeholder interviews and focus groups.
Role: Co-Investigator
$30,000           

Project Title: Applicability of Mobile Health Applications for Cancer Prevention Communication and Behavior Change among Ethnically Diverse Breast Cancer Survivors and Their Families
Principal Investigator: Ginossar 
American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant #IRG-92-024 to UNM.
4/1/2015-12/30-2016
$30,000                                                                    

Project Title: HIV Services Needs Assessment in Ryan-White Funded Clinics in New Mexico.
Principal Investigator: Ginossar 
Funded by New Mexico Department of Health.
7/1/2014-6/31/2016.
$100,000, 25% effort. 

Project Title: HIV Services Needs Assessment in Ryan-White Funded Clinics in New Mexico.
Principal Investigator: Ginossar 
Funded by New Mexico Department of Health.
6/1/2012-6/31/2014.
$100,000, 25% effort. 

Project Title: New Mexico Minority Based Community Clinical Oncology Program (NMBCCOP) Research Supplement to Promote Re-Entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers: Increasing minority participation in Cancer Clinical Trials. 
Principle Investigator: Royce. 
Funded by the National Cancer Institute.
I received this supplemental grant to New Mexico Minority-Based Community Clinical Oncology Program led by Dr. Royce. The goal of the study that I designed, proposed, and led was to examine perceptions of university and of community oncologists of barriers and facilitators in recruitment of minority cancer patients to clinical trials. 
12/23/2009-09/22/2012.
$317,000; 100% effort.

Project Title: Community-Participatory-Web Based Intervention for Low Income Hispanic Parents and Caregivers to Improve Information Provision and Awareness for Children’s Mental Health and Early Screening. 
Principle Investigator: Ginossar.
Funded by the “Community Engagement Award” of the University of New Mexico Clinical and Translational Sciences Center,” DHHS/NIH/NCRR grant #1 UL1RR031977-01, The University of New Mexico, Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) 10/11-10/12 $30,000 

Project Title: Investigating Cancer Prevention Information Behavior of Family Members of Hispanics Diagnosed with Cancer
Principle Investigator: Ginossar
Funded by the American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (ACS-IRG)  10/01/2010-09/30/2011 $30,000. 

Project Title: Reducing Disparities in Childhood Development and Behavioral Health. 
Principle Investigator: Ginossar
Funded by the “Community Engagement Award” of the University of New Mexico Clinical and Translational Sciences Center,” DHHS/NIH/NCRR grant #1 UL1RR031977-01, The University of New Mexico, Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC)  10/01/2010-03/31/2011  $23,100. 

Project Title: Promoting Childhood Development Knowledge in Hispanic Community.
Principle Investigator: Ginossar
Funded by La Tierra Sagrada Association 
10/01/2010-09/30/2011
$19,812 

Project Title: Coping with Women’s Cancer.
Principle Investigator: Larkey
Role: Co-Investigator
Funded by the Better Than Ever Foundation, the Arizona Cancer Center. 
06/01/05 – 06/01/06  
$22,000 

Patients’ Self-Management of Coumadin Intake. 
Brezis, M. (PI).
Role: Consultant
Funded by Hadassah Ein Karem Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel. 
01/01/03-09/01/03 

Teaching  

Doctoral Advisement  

Camille Velarde, June 2020 (expected). Area of focus: Mental Health Communication 

Cholka, Brooke, June 2019 (expected). Safe sex negotiation among conceptual non-monogamous/polyamorous individuals (Dissertation Committee Chair). 

West, Andrew, June 2019 (expected). Acceptability and Use of mHealth among Older Adults. (Dissertation Committee Chair). 

Siebert, Margaret, July 2019 (expected), Communication on Genetically Modified Salmon (Dissertation Committee Chair). 

Shah, Sayyed, Fawad April 2018. “Content Analysis of Vaccination Coverage in Pakistani Media” (Dissertation Committee Chair). 

Walters, Lynn, December 2015. “Communicating about Food and Cooking: High School Students' Perceptions and Experiences of Nourishment in Their Lives,” (Dissertation Committee Co-Chair). 

Doctoral Committee Member 

Knudson, Lissa, June 2019 (expected). Breastfeeding-related communication (Dissertation Committee Member). 

German, Lisa. June 2019 (expected). Parental disclosure of epilepsy (Dissertation Committee Member). 

Lilo, Emily, June 2017. Increasing water consumption in a rural low-income community (Dissertation Committee Member). 

Morrales, Gabriela June 2017 (Comps & Prospectus). Physician’s social support (Dissertation Committee Member). 

Hill, Ricky. April 2016. Transformation. A Photovoice of Transgender People’s Wellness (Dissertation Committee Member). 

Riffenburgh, Audrey April 2017. Health Literacy Implementation (Comps, Prospectus & Dissertation Committee Member)..

Burton, Laura, March 2016. “Church-Based Social Support Groups.” (Comps, Prospectus & Dissertation Committee Member). 

Archiopoli, Ashley, July 2014, “’Don’t Put Me in Quotes’: Examining Communication Episodes of Health-Related Stigma.” (Dissertation Committee Member). 

Masters Advisement 

Kaitlin Magee 2019 (expected). “Information seeking of cancer patients” (Thesis Committee Chair). 

Billotte, China July 2015. “Negative Reciprocal Disclosure,” (Thesis Committee Chair). 

Velarde, Camille July 2014, “A Content Analysis Spanning 30 Years of Mental Health Communication Scholarship,” (Thesis Committee Chair). 

Hengjun, Lin, July 2014, “Coverage of Tobacco in Chinese Newspapers” (Thesis Committee Chair). 

Masters Committee Member 

Kalke, Kerstin July 2016. Mobile-Based Sexual Education (Thesis Committee Member) 

Oostamn, Kimm June 2016. Social Media and Regret (Thesis Committee Member) 

Kimura, Miwa, February 2013, “A program of Attraction Rather than Promotion: Encouraging Newcomers to ‘Keep Coming Back,’” (Thesis Committee Member). 

Vasquez Guzman, Cirilia Estela, April, 2012, “Conceptualizing Mental Health: A Qualitative

Study on Mexican Immigrant Mothers’ Definitions of their Children’s Mental Health in New Mexico,” (Thesis Committee Member).  

Medical Student Mentoring 

Paulina Majewska, Spring 2018-present. Transition in care following the Affordable Care Act among Ryan White Clients in New Mexico. 

Leah Lucero, Spring 2016. Latina oncology patients’ perspectives of cancer clinical trials. 

Darian Dahwan, Spring 2016. Latina oncology patients’ perspectives of cancer clinical trials. 

Attreya Aarty, Spring 2016. “The impact of culture on perceptions of organ donation,” Medical Student Required Research (Faculty Mentor). 

Lola Carette. M.D., Spring 2013, “Parental perceptions of early childhood mental health,” Medical Student Required Research (Faculty Mentor). 

Nguyen Hieu, Spring 2013, “The impact of culture on perceptions of organ donation,” Mentor on Students’ Initiated Research. 

Gilluli Zach, Spring 2013, “The impact of culture on perceptions of organ donation,” Mentor on Students’ Initiated Research. 

Benavidez Julian, Spring 2013, “The impact of culture on perceptions of organ donation,” Mentor on Students’ Initiated Research. 

Undergraduate Student Mentoring 

Phuong Anh Nguyen, B.S., Spring 2014. “Asian Cancer Patients’ Perceptions of Cancer Clinical Trials and Treatment Decision Making; Development of a Survey in Vietnamese,” Independent Study. 

Menchaca Perla, B.S., Fall 2013. “Latino Patients‘ Narratives of Cancer Treatment Decision Making, Independent Study.” 

Mitchell Veronica, Fall 2013, “Cancer Information Seeking,” Independent Study. 

Wilcox, Bryan, B.A., Summer 2012 – Summer 2013, “HIV Services Needs Assessment,” Recipient of the College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Student Research Award ($500). 

Winer Michael, B.S., Fall 2012, A Service-Learning Journey to Guatemala and Experiences in Health Care Volunteering, Independent Study. 

Phuong Anh Nguyen. B.S., Summer 2012 – Fall 2012, Undergraduate Pipeline Network, Faculty Mentor. 

Meissnest Aubrey, B.S., Summer 2011, Undergraduate Pipeline Network, Faculty Mentor.   

Classroom Teaching  

2019, Spring; Cannabis and Communication, 57 students
2019, Spring; HMHV 310; Health and Cultural Diversity; 20 students
2018, Fall; CJ 609 Mixed Methods
2018, Fall; CJ 550 Health Communication
2018, Spring; Special Topics in Health Communication: mHealth and Behavior Change, 7 students
2018, Spring; Health and Cultural Diversity; HMHV 310; 26 students.
2017, Fall: Persuasion, C&J 327 (online). 39 students
2017, Fall; Culture & Disparities in Health Communication; C&J 555, 7 students
2017, Fall; Mixed Methods Research C&J 609; 10 students
2017, Summer. Communication in Organizations, C&J 310 (online). 39 students
2016; Spring; Health and Cultural Diversity; HMHV 310; 28 students.
2016; Fall: Mixed Methods Research C&J 609; 9 students
2016; Fall: Intercultural Communication; C&J 314; 45 students in 4 campuses
2016; Fall: Special Topics in Health Communication: mHealth and Behavior Change
2015; Spring: Culture & Disparities in Health Communication; C&J 555.
2015; Spring; Health and Cultural Diversity; HMHV 310.
2014; Fall, Culture & Disparities in Health Communication; C&J 555; 13 students.
2014; Summer, Intercultural communication; C&J 314; 13 students.
2014; Spring; Health Communication; C&J 550; 7 students.
2014; Spring; Health and Cultural Diversity; HMHV 310; 28 students.
2013; Spring; Health and Cultural Diversity; HMHV 310; 28 students.
2013; Spring; Interpersonal Communication; C&J 221; 28 students.
2012; Fall; Interpersonal Communication; C&J 221; 23 students.
2012; Fall; Culture & Disparities in Health Communication; C&J 555; 9 students.
2012; Spring; Health Communication; C&J 550; 7 students.
2012; Spring; Health and Cultural Diversity; HMHV 310; 28 students.
2011; Fall; Interpersonal communication; C&J 221; 20 students.
2011; Fall; Quantitative Research Methods; C&J 607; 7 students. 

Service 

Reviewing for academic publishers:  

Reviewer, Handbook of Complex Systems in Social Sciences. Book proposal, Sage. 

Reviewer: different Mixed Methods books, Sage 

Reviewing for journals:  

Reviewer, AIDS Care and Behavior 

Reviewer, Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) 

Reviewer, Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) Cancer 

Reviewer, Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) mHealth 

Reviewer, New Media and Society 

Reviewer, Psychology, Health & Medicine 

Reviewer, BMC Public Health 

Editorial Board Member, Communication Reports, 2014-Present. 

Reviewer, Media, Health & Psychology, 2014-present. 

Reviewer, Communication Reports, 2013. 

Reviewer, Journal of immigrant and minority health, 2012.  

Reviewer, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 2010. 

Reviewer, Journal of Communication Education, 2010. 

Reviewer, Journal of CyberPsychology, 2007-present.  

Reviewer, Journal of Media and Children, 2007. 

Reviewer, Health Communication, 2005-present. 

Reviewer, Journal of Patient Education and Counseling, 2002. 

Reviewing for academic conferences:  

Reviewer for the Health Communication Division International Communication Association 2008-Present. 

Reviewer for the Health Communication Division, Western States Communication Association Convention, 2005-present. 

Reviewer for Human Communication and Technology Division at the National Communication Association 2005-2007 Conventions. 

Reviewer for the Health Communication Division National Communication Association 2004Present. 

Reviewer for the Organizational Communication Division. Western States Communication Association 2002-2006. 

Additional service to the field:  

Chair, APHA HCWG 2017-2018 

Chair, Paper Session: Talking About Cancer: Patient Self-Disclosure and Willingness to Communicate. International Communication Association Annual Convention, Seattle, WA, May, 2014. 

Chair, Health Communication Division, Western States Association. 2007. 

Chair, Paper Session: Health Information and the Internet. National Communication Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, November, 2004. 

Sample Administrative Work in Department, College, and University committees: 

Associate Chair, Communication and Journalism Department, University of New Mexico 2017-present

Role and responsibilities include management and oversight of junior faculty support mentoring, analysis and engagement of department faculty and administration to influence strategic directions, future lines and staffing, strategic budget planning, initiate and oversee collaborations with other departments across UNM and with community and professional organizations.   

Search Committee Chair, Health Communication Assistant Professor, Fall 2017 

Member, M.A. Graduate Studies Committee. Department of Communication and Journalism, University of New Mexico, 

Member, Communication and Journalism Department Head search committee, 2016. 

Member, hiring committee for the University of New Mexico Cancer Center Associate Director to the Community Partnerships and Health Disparities Office, Fall 2014. 

Member, Colloquium committee- Department of Communication and Journalism, University of New Mexico, 2014- 2015. 

Member, Graduate Studies Committee. Department of Communication and Journalism, University of New Mexico, 2012-2014; 2016.  

Interim Director, University of New Mexico Cancer Center, Community Partnerships and Health Disparities Office, September 2012-April 2013. 

Role and responsibilities include management and oversight of community-based research to address cancer health disparities in New Mexico underserved communities; and supervision of community outreach leaders.  

Chair, Institute on Culture, Communication and Change, University of New Mexico Department of Communication and Journalism, 2011-2012. Leading community academic-partnership initiative. Oversight and leading a meeting in community-setting with community organization with the goal of creating collaboration on research and service.  

Member, Health Communication Group, American Public Health Association, 2007-Present. 

Member, University of New Mexico Cancer Center Division of Population Science, 2011present. 

Associated Member, University of New Mexico Cancer Center (competitive selection) 2011- Present.  

Co-facilitator, University of New Mexico school of Medicine, Perspectives in Medicine (PIM). 2012. 

Chair and Program Planner, the Health Communication Interest Group of Western States Communication Association, 2006-2007. 

Community service:   

University of New Mexico Hospital; health literacy action group, Summer 2018. 

University of New Mexico Hospital; Design of health educational materials, Spring 2013. As part of Service Learning, I facilitated pre-medical student creation of health education materials targeting patients and families from under-served communities according to content areas identified by the hospital.  

Presenter, HIV Quality control group, 2013. 

Presented and attended New Mexico Community Planning and Advocacy Action Group (NMCPAG), 2012-present.  

Presenter, Community Health Fair. Represented University of New Mexico Cancer Center, 2010. 

Attendee, International District Health Community Coalition.  Participated in monthly meeting, including community advocacy and planning, 2010-2011. 

Volunteer Consultant. Designing messages for women with bladder infection who use Emergency Room services. Hadassah School of Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel, 2003. 

Board Member, Open Door, Israel. 2003-2004. 

Professional memberships:  

American Academy of Health Behavior 

American Association for Cancer Research. 

American Public Health Association. 

International Communication Association. 

National Communication Association. 

Western States Communication Association.