Dr. Friedman is Professor and Chair in the Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior and core faculty in the Cancer Prevention and Control Program. She is also co-director of the Arnold School of Public Health’s Office for the Study of Aging. Dr. Friedman’s graduate degrees are in health studies and gerontology. Her community- and stakeholder-engaged research is focused on health and cancer communication with diverse older adults. Specifically, she evaluates how communities access, understand, and use disease risk and prevention information, and examines the use of innovative strategies to promote the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based, language appropriate, and culturally relevant messages and programs. Currently she serves as Principal Investigator of the South Carolina Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network Collaborating Center. Dr. Friedman is also a PI on the CDC-funded South Carolina Healthy Brain Research Network Collaborating Center and on an NIH study examining effective strategies for communicating about breast cancer and the environment.
University of South Carolina
Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior
915 Greene Street, Room 557
Columbia, SC 29208