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Susan Eggly, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Population Science
Mid-Med Lofts, Suite 3000
87 E Canfield
Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: 313-576-8260
Fax: 313-576-8270
EDUCATION TRAINING

Education
(1999)  Ph.D. Communication Science, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
(1986)  M.A. Linguistics, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
(1979)  B.A. Anthropology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Faculty Appointments
(2010-Present)  Associate Professor, Population Studies and Disparities Program, Department of Oncology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
(1999-2010)  Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
(1993-1999)  Instructor, Department of Internal Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
(1987-1991)  Lecturer, English Language Institute, Department of English, Wayne State University: Detroit, MI
(1985-1991)  Instructor, Department of Spanish, Marygrove College, Detroit, MI

Hospital and Other Appointments
(2004-Present)  Scientific Member, Population Sciences and Disparities Program, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
(2002-2003)  Director of Curriculum, Graduate Medical Education, School of Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
(2000-2001)  Associate Program Director, Department of Internal Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
(1991-1993)  Research Assistant, Department of Internal Medicine Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

MAJOR PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

American Academy on Communication and Healthcare (AACH)
Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM)
International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS)
American Association of Cancer Researchers (AACR)
America Society of Clinical Oncology

HONORS AND AWARDS

(2014)  Society of Critical Care Medicine 2014 Ethics Award 
(2012)  School of Medicine College Teaching Award
(2012)  Michigan Cancer Consortium Spirit of Collaboration Honorable Mention
(2010)  Wayne State University Research Mentorship Award
(2009)  Karmanos Center Director’s Quarterly Research Award (Honorable Mention)
(2008)  Karmanos Center Director’s Quarterly Research Award (Honorable Mention)
(2007)  Karmanos Center Director’s Quarterly Research Award (Honorable Mention)
(2006)  Karmanos Center Director’s Quarterly Research Award (Honorable Mention)
(2003)  Women of Wayne Research Award
(2000)  Wayne State University College Teaching Award
(1999)  Wayne State University College Teaching Award
(1998)  Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan 1998 Student Award

RESEARCH INTERESTS

The overall goal of my research is to investigate and improve the relationship between cancer clinical communication and health outcomes for patients and families. My primary health contexts are cancer, end of life, adult and pediatrics, and health disparities.

PUBLICATIONS

1. Penner, L.A., Dovidio, J.D., Gonzalez, R., Albrecht, T.L., Chapman, R., Foster, T., Harper, F.W.K., Hagiwara, N., Hamel, L.M., Gadgeel, S., Simon, M.S., Eggly, S., (in press) The effects of oncologist implicit racial bias in racially discordant oncology interactions. Journal of Clinical Oncology.

2. Hamel, L., Albrecht, T.L., Penner, L.A., Gwede, C., Heath, E., Eggly, S., Racial/ethnic disparities in clinical trial participation: addressing multi-level barriers and enhancing patient-provider communication. (in press) Cancer Control.

3. Eggly, S., Barton, E., Winckles, A., Penner, L.A., Albrecht, T.L., (2015) A Disparity of Words: A comparison of offers to participate in cancer clinical trials by race. Health Expectations 18:1316 -1326.

4. Meert K.L., Eggly, S., Kavanaugh, K., Berg, R.A., Wessel, D.L., Newth, C.J.L., Shanley, T.P., Harrison, R., Dalton, H., Dean, J.M., Doctor, A., Jenkins, T., Park, C. (2015) Meaning making during parent-physician follow-up meetings after a child's death. Health phychology (Special Issue on Qualitative Research), 34(4):453-61. PMID: 25822059

5. Henry, S.G., Eggly, S. (2013) The effect of discussing pain on patient-physician communication in a low-income, black, primary care population. Journal of Pain 14(7):759-766. PMID: 23623573

6. Henry, S., Fuhrelf, A., Rogers, M., Eggly, S. (2012) Association between nonverbal communication during clinical interactions and outcomes:  A systematic review and meta-analysis. Patient Education and Counseling 86: 297-315PMID: 21824738

7. Eggly, S., Meert, K.L. Berger, J., Zimmerman, J., Anand, K.J.S., Newth, C.J.L, Harrison, R., Carcillo, J., Dean, J.M., Willson, D.F., Nicholson, C. and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National institute of Child health and Human Development Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network. (2011) A framework for conducting follow-up meetings with parents after a child's death in the pediatric intensive care unit. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 12(2): 147-152. (Feature Article) PMID: 20625339

8. Eggly, S., Harper, F.W., Penner, L.A., Gleason, M.J., Foster, T., Albrecht, T.L. (2011) Variation in Question Asking during Cancer Clinical Interactions: a Potential Source of Disparities in Access to Information. Patient Education and Counseling 82: 63-68. PMID: 20430566

9. Albrecht, T.L., Eggly, S., Gleason, M., Harper, F.W.K., Foster, T., Peterson, A., Orom, H., Penner, L., & Ruckdeschel, J.C. (2008) The influence of oncologist communication on participation in clinical trials. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 26 (16): 2666-2673

10. Eggly, S., Albrecht, T.L., Harper, F.W.K , Foster, T., Franks, M.M., Ruckdeschel, J.C. (2008) Oncologists recommendation of clinical trial participation to patients. Patient Education and Counseling, 70; 143-148.

 

PubMed Database Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=susan+eggly