Bradford W Hesse

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Bradford W. Hesse
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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.