About Carma Bylund
I am Professor and Associate Chair of Education for the Department of Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics. I also serve as Educational Liaison for the Cancer Control and Population Science Program for the UF Health Cancer Center. I am a behavioral scientist with international expertise in healthcare communication and medical education. My research focuses on the development, implementation, and testing of communication interventions for clinicians, patients, and caregivers to improve health outcomes. I have received significant research funding from the National Institutes of Health and foundations such as The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I have published > 165 peer-reviewed papers, co-edited two Oxford books on healthcare communication, and co-edited the Wiley International Encyclopedia of Health Communication. I also serve as the founding Editor-in-Chief of PEC Innovation, an open access sister journal to Patient Education & Counseling.
I lead the department’s educational programs and am committed to ensuring that students receive training that will prepare them to help answer pressing health-related research questions. As an educator, I equip students with methodological skills that will enable them to pursue their research goals. As a mentor, my primary goal is to help my mentees fulfill their potential. I am a member of the UF College of Medicine’s Society for Teaching Scholars.