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Katherine Treiman

Senior Research Scientist

Katherine A. Treiman, PhD, MPH, is a senior research scientist with more than 20 years' experience in health communication research and program development and evaluation. Her research interests include patient-centered care and communication, patient engagement in health care, patient safety, and applications of health to support patient engagement. She has designed and implemented research protocols for the National Cancer Institute, the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, and other groups. Dr. Treiman is currently conducting research to develop approaches to measuring patient-centered communication in cancer care and studies to explore cancer patients' experiences with care, and is leading a project on use of electronic health records to promote patient and family engagement in health care. Dr. Treiman has developed numerous process and outcome evaluations and is experienced in developing and analyzing data from both quantitative and qualitative health communication studies.


PhD, Health Education, University of Maryland, College Park; MPH, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University; BA, University of Pennsylvania.

Latest Publications

Smith TG, , Castro KM, , Troeschel AN, , Arora, N.K., Lipscomb, J., Jones, S.M., Treiman, K.A., et al. (2015). The rationale for patient-reported outcomes surveillance in cancer and a reproducible method for achieving it. Cancer, Advance Online Publication .
Bann, C.M., Treiman, K., Squiers, L., Tzeng, J., Nutt, S., Arvey, S., et al. (2015). Cancer Survivors' Use of Fertility Preservation. Journal of Womens Health, Advance Online Publication .
Treiman, K., Bann, C., Squiers, L., Hemingway, B., Arvey, S.R., Eargle, E., et al. (2015). Cancer support services outside of clinical settings: An evaluation of LIVESTRONG Foundation’s Cancer Navigation Program. Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship, 6 (3):8-17.
McCormack, L., Treiman, K., Bann, C., Jones, S., Prabhu Das, I., Rowland, J., et al. (2015). Patients' experience with cancer care: Impact of the National Cancer Institute Community Cancer Centers program. Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship, 6 (3):24-35.
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  • Health Communication
  • Patient-Centered Care
  • Patient Engagement
  • Program Evaluation