Wayne State University
Susan Eggly, Ph.D.

Susan Eggly, Ph.D.

Associate Professor



Mid-Med Lofts, Suite 3000 87 E Canfield


Susan Eggly, Ph.D.

Susan Eggly, Ph.D, is a communication scientist and Associate Professor at the Karmanos Cancer Institute and the Population Studies and Disparities Program in the Department of Oncology at Wayne State University. Her research and teaching focus on improving outcomes for patients and families through better understanding and improving patient-provider communication. Her research has focused on the medical contexts of cancer, primary care, end of life care, and pediatrics. She has ongoing, NIH-funded research in the areas of clinical communication and outcomes related to clinical trials, health disparities, decision-making, and end of life care. Her most recent studies examine ways in which patient and physician beliefs and attitudes (including race-based attitudes) affect the way patients and physicians communicate about cancer treatment, and, in turn, affect treatment decisions.

Area of Expertise

  • Mixed methods approaches; coding and analysis of video recorded interactions




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