Kathryn Pollak, PhD

 

Adjunct Associate Professor
Health Behavior

Associate Professor
Duke University Medical Center

 

Duke University Medical Center
2424 Erwin Road, Suite 602
Durham, NC 27705
USA

kathryn.pollak@duke.edu

Education
1996 University of Houston PhD, Social Psychology
1994 University of Houston MA, Social Psychology
 
Research interests

  • Cancer
  • Health behavior
  • Health care delivery
  • Obesity
 
Research activities

Experience

  • Social psychologist specializing in health behavior interventions, including:
    • smoking cessation during pregnancy
    • teaching physicians effective communication techniques.
  • Works with Latino communities to address smoking, nutrition, and physical activity
 

Primary teaching areas

  • Health behavior interventions (smoking cessation)
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Doctor-patient communication
 

Primary Research areas

  • Smoking cessation interventions
  • Doctor-patient communication
  • Working with Latino communities
 

Availabilty as HB adjunct:

  • Advisor on a special project
  • Faculty research collaboration
  • Dissertation committee member
  • HB Student Career Information Day volunteer