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Bradford W. Hesse

Bradford W. Hesse

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National Institutes of Health Merit Award, 2005;
Member, Electronic Resources Advisory Panel (PsycINFO), American Psychological Association;
Elected Member, Interoffice Governance Council, American Institues for Research 1993-1999;
APA Young Investigators Science Directorate Award, 1988.

For almost two decades, I have been conducting research in the interdisciplinary fields of human computer interaction, health communication, medical informatics, and decision support technology.

I began my research as a graduate student at the University of Utah, where I was funded jointly by the departments of psychology and medical informatics. From there, I joined the Committee for Social Science Research on Computing at Carnegie Mellon University, where I directed one of the first large scale electronic surveys of scientists working together in an online community. In 1989, I joined the not-for-profit American Institutes for Research in Palo Alto, California, where I co-founded a behavioral science research lab dedicated to issues on technology. My clients at the time included the U.S. Departments of Labor, Education, and Defense, along with high tech companies Apple Computer, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Adobe, and Xerox software.

I joined the National Cancer Institute in 2003 and serve as Chief of the Institute's Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch. The branch offers resources for social psychologists interested in health issues, and offers funding opporunities in cancer control.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Communication, Language
  • Health Psychology
  • Internet and Virtual Psychology
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Research Methods, Assessment

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Journal Articles:

Other Publications:

  • Hesse, B. W. (2007). Public health informatics. In M. C. Gibbons (Ed.), eHealth Solutions for Healthcare Disparities (pp. 109-129). New York: Springer.
  • Hesse, B. W. (2005). Harnessing the power of an intelligent health environment in cancer control. Stud Health Technol Inform, 118, 159-176.

Bradford W. Hesse
National Cancer Institute
Executive Plaza North, Room 4068
6130 Executive Boulevard, MSC 7365
Rockville, Maryland 20852
United States

  • Phone: (301) 594-9904
  • Fax: (301) 480-2198

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