Kate Magsamen-Conrad, Ph.D.
Dr. Kate Magsamen-Conrad is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at The University of Iowa. Her scholarship is at the intersection of health and interpersonal communication, and it prioritizes partnerships with community groups to improve lives.
Her program of research draws on traditions in interpersonal and health/risk communication, relationships, and psychology, and relies on mixed methods to answer questions. Among her community-engaged projects are a project funded by the Cancer Research UK to work with low-income urban mothers to improve physical activity, and an intergroup communication intervention that partners emerging, middle-aged, and older adults to improve the well-being of aging communities. Her research also examines how technology can be both a facilitator and barrier to health management, and many projects utilize technology in the intervention process.
- Interpersonal Communication & Relationships