Jessica R. Gorman, Ph.D., MPH

Assistant Professor
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School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences
Health Promotion and Health Behavior
Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children & Families
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Dr. Gorman’s research focuses broadly on understanding and improving multilevel factors that influence quality of life, with a particular focus on the lives of women and adolescent/young adult young cancer survivors. She conducts research using both qualitative and quantitative methods. She studies the impact of reproductive experiences and concerns on psychosocial health outcomes for cancer survivors, the role and implementation of patient-centered communication strategies to improve health outcomes, and reproductive and sexual health communication between young cancer survivors, their partners, and health professionals. Her previous work includes identifying opportunities to improve breastfeeding and pregnancy outcomes, development and cultural adaptation of health behavior interventions, and measurement development. She is also interested in the role of sex/gender and culture in health behavior and health outcomes, and identifying opportunities to improve health equity.

Beyond OSU

Dr. Gorman joined the College of Public Health and Human Sciences in 2015. She previously served as a project scientist at University of California San Diego’s Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, a postdoctoral fellow at University of California San Diego's Moores Cancer Center and Department of Pediatrics, and as a lecturer at San Diego State’s Graduate School of Public Health. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from University of California San Diego, an MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Ph.D. in Public Health (Health Behavior) from University of California San Diego in its joint doctoral program with San Diego State University.

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