Studies & Publications

Journal Articles (Peer-Reviewed)

Dean, M., & Rauscher, E. (Accepted). “It was an emotional baby”: BRCA-positive women’s emotional versus logical decision-making styles about family planning. Journal of Genetic Counseling. 

 

Dean, M., & Davidson, L. G. (2016). Previvors’ uncertainty management strategies for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Health Communication. 1-9. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2016.1250187

 

Dean, M. (2016). “It’s not if I get cancer, it’s when I get cancer”: BRCA-positive patients’(un)certain health experiences regarding hereditary breast and ovarian cancer risk. Social Science & Medicine163, 21-27. 

 

Dean, M., Gill, R., & Barbour, J. (In Press). “Let’s sit forward”: Investigating interprofessional communication, professional roles, and physical space in emergency departments. Health Communication. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2015.1089457

 

Dean, M. (2016). Celebrity health announcements and online health-information seeking: An analysis of Angelina Jolie’s preventative health decision. Health Communication, 31, 752-761. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2014.995866

 

Levine, T. R., Ali, M. V., Dean, M., Abbula, R. A., & Garcia‑Ruano, K. (Online, February 2016). Toward a pancultural typology of deception motives. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research. doi: 10.1080/17475759.2015.1137079

 

Dean, M. (2015). Book review of “Coping Together, Side by Side: Enriching Mother-Daughter Communication across the Breast Cancer Journey.” Health Communication. doi:10.1080/10410236.2014.982844

 

Dean, M., Oetzel, J. G., & Sklar, D. P. (2014). Communication in acute ambulatory care. Academic Medicine, 89(12), 1617-1622. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000000396

 

Dean, M., & Street, R.L., Jr. (2014). A three-stage model of patient-centered communication for addressing cancer patients’ emotional distress. Patient Education and Counseling, 94, 143-148. doi:10.1016/j.pec.2013.09.025

 

Gill, R., Barbour, J., & Dean, M. (2014). Shadowing in/as Work: Ten Recommendations for Shadowing Fieldwork Practice. Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, 9, 69-89. doi: 10.1108/QROM-09-2012-1100

 

Dean, M., & Oetzel, J. G. (2014). Physicians' perspectives of managing tensions around dimensions of effective communication in the emergency department. Health Communication, 29, 257-266. doi:10.1080/10410236.2012.743869

 

Clark-Hitt, R., Dean, M., Smith, S. W., Nazione, S., Atkin, C. K., & Whitten, P. (2010). Relative frequency of breast cancer website information topics: Environmental risk, prevention, detection, treatment, awareness, social support, and survivorship. Journal of Health and Mass Communication, 2, 35-54. http://www.marquettebooks.com/images/JHMC_Vol_2_No_1-4_2010.pdf

 

Invited Book Chapters

 

Dean, M. (2016). Communicatng in patient-provider relationships. In J. Yamasaki, P. Geist-Martin, & B. Sharf (Eds.), Storied health and illness: Communicating health: Personal, cultural, and political complexities (2nd ed, pp. 53-74.). Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press, Inc. Publishing.

Barbour, J. B., Gill, R., & Dean, M. (2016). Work space, gendered occupations, and the organization of health: Redesigning emergency department communication. In T. Harrison & E. Williams (Eds.), Organizations, communication, and health (pp. 101-118). New York, NY: Routledge.

Dean, M., & Street, R. L., Jr. (2015). Managing uncertainty in clinical encounters. In B. Spitzberg & A. Hannawa (Eds.), Handbook of Communication Competence (pp. 477-501). Berlin, Germany: Mouton de Gruyter Publishing.

 

Dean, M., & Street, R. L., Jr. (2015). Patient-centered communication. In E. Wittenberg, B. Ferrell, J. Goldsmith, T., Smith, M. Glajchen, G. Handzo, & S. L. Ragan (Eds.), Textbook of Palliative Care Communication (pp. 238-245). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Research Translation to Practice

Dean, M. (2016). The lump that changed our lives: Using patient health narratives to drive hereditary cancer research. Medical Encounter, 30(2), 214-215. http://tinyurl.com/j3uvqp5

Dean, M. (2016, May). Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer in the era of online health information: The case of Angelina Jolie. Cancer Knowledge Network. https://cancerkn.com/11322-2/

Dean, M. (January, 2016). Marleah: Inspired by My Mom. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbDIUIXPsqM

 

Dean, M. (October, 2015). CDC’s national social media health communication campaign’s “Bring Your Brave” for Young Women and Breast Cancer. http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/young_women/bringyourbrave/stories/marleah/index.htm

 

Dean, M. (September, 2015). A Previvor’s Story. Invitae: Biotechnology. https://www.facebook.com/InVitae/

 

Dean, M. (November, 2014). Voices of FORCE: A powerful FORCE for research. Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered’s Fall Newsletter.  http://www.facingourrisk.org/understanding-brca-and-hboc/publications/newsletter/archives/newsletter2014fall.pdf

 

Dean, M. (November, 2014). Improving physician communication in emergency departments. Featured on North Dakota State University’s Communication and Research Training Center. Applying Research to the Real World. http://www.commresearchtraining.com/cool-research-previously-featured.html

 

Dean, M. (August 2014). Faces of Breast Cancer. New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/projects/your-breast-cancer-stories/?story=1094

 

Dean, M. (February 2014). “Breaking Grad: What is health communication and how does it help change lives.” Video Episode for Graduate Student Council, Texas A&M University. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEwlu4v33f8&feature=youtu.be

 

Dean, M. (September 2014). “It’s not if I will get cancer, it’s when: Exploring previvors’ management of uncertainty for breast and ovarian cancer in clinical encounters. http://communication.tamu.edu/html/student-research.html

Public Scholarship & In the News

Highlighted by Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered’s (FORCE) May Volunteer Spotlight. (2016). http://www.facingourrisk.org/get-involved/how-to-help/volunteer-fundraise/volunteer-spotlight.php

Interviewed by Bay News 9 regarding the CDC’s “Bring Your Brave” Young Women and Breast Cancer Campaign. (2015). http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/video.html?clip=http://static.baynews9.com/newsvideo/bn9/arc/Web_Bring_Your_Brave.f4v

 

Interviewed for Texas A&M University’s College of Liberal Arts’ News (2014). http://liberalarts.tamu.edu/html/news--liberal-arts-student-to-deliver-commencement-address-at-alma-mater.html

 

Cited for speaking at North Central Michigan College’s commencement address (2014).

http://www.petoskeynews.com/featured-pnr/north-central-michigan-college-confers-degrees-certificates-to-students/article_698d05b9-69d7-59a1-b617-2f153e585741.html