Tamar Ginossar, PhD, MA

Dr. Ginossar is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication and Journalism at the University of New Mexico. As a health communication scholar, her research focuses on health information behavior in the context of health disparities, including community-based participatory methods to examine use of communication technologies for health promotion and grass-roots advocacy. Her previous research included mixed- methods examination of computer-mediated and face-to-face health information behavior of cancer patients and their families; physicians’ role in participation of minority patients in cancer clinical trials; and cancer prevention information seeking of underserved patients and their families. She also applied community-based participatory research approach to examine parental help seeking in the context of early childhood development and behavioral health. She is currently funded to conduct state-wide HIV services needs assessment in New Mexico. She received a Ph.D. in health communication from the University of New Mexico, M.A. in Speech Communication from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, and a B.A. in Film and Television from Tel Aviv University. Prior to her graduate studies in the U.S., she worked as a script writer.