Dr. Carma Bylund joins HOBI faculty

Photo of Carma Bylund, Ph.D.HOBI welcomes Carma Bylund, Ph.D., FACH, to the department. Dr. Bylund joins HOBI as a professor in the Division of Health Outcomes and Implementation Science (HOIS), where she will teach, continue her research in healthcare communications and mentor several graduate research assistants. Dr. Bylund is also a member of the UF Health Cancer Center (UFHCC), where she will serve as director of education and training for the UFHCC’s Cancer Control and Population Sciences program. Before joining HOBI, Dr. Bylund was a professor in the Department of Public Relations at the UF College of Journalism and Communications and in the Division of Hematology & Oncology in the College of Medicine. During the past several years, she has collaborated on research projects with HOIS Division Director Stephanie Staras, Ph.D.

Dr. Bylund is a behavioral scientist with international expertise in healthcare communication across the cancer continuum, and more recently in dementia. Dr. Bylund’s research focuses on the development, implementation and testing of communication interventions for clinicians, patients and caregivers to improve health outcomes. She was recently named a Trust Scholar as part of the UF Consortium on Trust in Media and Technology for her work on clinician-patient communication about online information. Her research has been funded by the NIH, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and other foundations.

She has published 127 peer-reviewed papers, co-edited two Oxford books on healthcare communication, and is co-editor of the forthcoming International Encyclopedia of Health Communication.

Dr. Bylund teaches graduate courses in Systematic Review Methods and Healthcare Communication, as well as a monthly workshop for medical residents on Breaking Bad News. Dr. Bylund is the associate editor of Patient Education & Counseling, and recently was selected as editor-in-chief of PEC Innovation. She is a standing member of the National Cancer Institute, Sub-Committee I (Transition to Independence) Study Section.

Dr. Bylund’s office is located on the second floor of the CTRB, Room 2247.

Welcome, Dr. Bylund!