Danielle Hartigan

  • Associate Professor, Natural and Applied Sciences
  • MPH Harvard School of Public Health
  • Ph.D. Northeastern University
  • MA Northeastern University
  • BA Providence College

Teaching Interests

Health psychology; health behavior and communication; public health; social psychology; statistics and research methods

Research Interests

Patient-centered care; patient-provider communication; patient perceptions of their healthcare experience; health information seeking behavior; health literacy; cancer prevention and survivorship care; nonverbal communication; gender; person perception accuracy; emotion

Consulting/Practice Interests

Patient-centered care; patient-provider communication; health promotion and disease prevention; cancer survivorship; health literacy

Bio

Danielle Blanch Hartigan, PhD, MPH is social scientist with interdisciplinary research and teaching interests in psychology and public health. Her research, broadly defined, aims to understand how psychological constructs influence the powerful relationship between healthcare providers and patients to foster patient-centered care and to improve patient perceptions of their care. Dr. Blanch Hartigan is a former Cancer Prevention Fellow at the National Cancer Institute. A central focus of her work explores how patient-centered communication and survivorship care planning aid cancer patients in their transition from active treatment to survivorship.

Professional Links

Professional Memberships

  • Association for Psychological Science
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine
  • American Academy on Communication in Healthcare
  • International Association for Communication in Healthcare
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology
  • Awards and Honors

  • 2020, 40 Under 40 in Cancer, https://www.40under40incancer.com/
  • 2019, Innovation in Teaching Award, Bentley University
  • 2019, Gregory J. Hall Capstone Adviser of the Year Award, Bentley University Honors Program
  • 2015, Outstanding Reviewer Status, Patient Education and Counseling; Elsevier
  • 2015, Citation Award, Society of Behavioral Medicine
  • 2015, Meritorious Student Abstract, Society of Behavioral Medicine
  • 2014, National Institutes of Health Merit Award, National Institutes of Health
  • 2014, Dean's Fund for International Travel, Bentley University
  • 2014, Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program Merit Award, National Cancer Institute
  • 2010, Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award in Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Office of the Provost, Northeastern University
  • 2009, Graduate Student Poster Award, Honorable Mention, Society for Personality and Social Psychology
  • 2008, Graduate Student Travel Award, Northeastern University
  • Publications

    Journal Articles


  • Koebele, E., Dickinson, K., Hartigan, D. B., Neuberger, L., DeLeo, R., Shanahan, E., Robert, J. (2021). Perceptions of Efficacy are Key Determinants of Mask-Wearing Behavior During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Natural Hazards Review, (22) 3 (Link)
  • Duane, J., Hartigan, D. B., Sanders, J. J., Caponigro, E., Robicheaux, E., Bernard, B., Podolski, M., Ericson, J. D. (2021). Environmental Considerations for Effective Telehealth Encounters: A Narrative Review and Implications for Best Practice. Telemedicine and e-Health. (Link)
  • Sanders, J. J., Capponigro, E., Ericson, J. D., Dubey, M., Duane, J., Orr, S., Pirl, W., Tulsky, J., Hartigan, D. B. (2021). Virtual Environments to Study Emotional Responses to Clinical Communication: A scoping review. Patient Education and Counseling. (Link)
  • Ruben, M. A., Stosic, M. D., Correale, J., Hartigan, D. B. (2021). Is Technology Enhancing or Hindering Interpersonal Communication? A Framework and Preliminary Results to Examine the Relationship Between Technology Use and Nonverbal Decoding Skill.. Frontiers in psychology, (11) 611670.
  • Chan CMH, ., Hartigan, D. B., Taib, N. A., Wee, L. H., Krupat, E., Meyer, F. (2020). Preferences for patient-centered care among cancer survivors 5 years post-diagnosis.. Patient education and counseling, (103) 8 1601-1605.
  • Roberts, J. D., Dickinson, K. L., Koebele, E., Neuberger, L., Banacos, N., Hartigan, D. B., Welton-Mitchell, C., Birkland, T. A. (2020). Clinicians, cooks, and cashiers: Examining health equity and the COVID-19 risks to essential workers.. Toxicology and industrial health, (36) 9 689-702.
  • Waisel, D. B., Ruben, M. A., Hartigan, D. B., Hall, J. A., Meyer, E. C., Blum, R. H. (2020). Compassionate and Clinical Behavior of Residents in a Simulated Informed Consent Encounter.. Anesthesiology, (132) 1 159-169.
  • Lloyd, G. R., Hoffman, S. A., Welch, W. A., Hartigan, D. B., Gavin, K. L., Cottrell, A., Cadmus-Bertram, L., Spring, B., Penedo, F., Courneya, K. S., Phillips, S. M. (2020). Breast cancer survivors' preferences for social support features in technology-supported physical activity interventions: findings from a mixed methods evaluation.. Translational behavioral medicine, (10) 2 423-434.
  • Bouldin, R. M., Meldrum, H., Hartigan, D. B., McCormick, J., Coloma Gonzalez, V. (2020). Attitudes and behaviors concerning exposures to toxic chemicals towards a vulnerable population: An environment health and risk-perception survey of Massachusetts childcare providers. Children, Youth, and Environments, (30) 2 147-164. (Link)
  • Nielsen, A. M., Welch, W. A., Gavin, K. L., Cottrell, A. M., Solk, P., Torre, E. A., Hartigan, D. B., Phillips, S. M. (2020). Preferences for mHealth physical activity interventions during chemotherapy for breast cancer: a qualitative evaluation. Supportive Care in Cancer. (Link)
  • Hartigan, D. B., Yule, J., Cummings, K. H., Smith, V., Schmid Mast, M. (2019). The academic-industry divide in health communication: A call for increased partnership. Patient Education and Counseling, (102) 12 2330-2334. (Link)
  • Place, S., Hartigan, D. B., Smith, V., Erb, J., Marci, C. D., Ahern, D. K. (2019). Effect of a Mobile Monitoring System vs Usual Care on Depression Symptoms and Psychological Health. JAMA Network Open, (3) 1 e1919403. (Link)
  • Hartigan, D. B., van Eeden, M., Verdam, M. G., Han, P. K., Smets, E. M., Hillen, M. A. (2019). Effects of communication about uncertainty and oncologist gender on the physician-patient relationship. Patient Education and Counseling, (102) 9 1613-1620. (Link)
  • Roter, D. L., Hartigan, D. B. (2019). Think globally and verify locally: Progressing an international evidence base in patient-clinician communication research. Patient Education and Counseling, (102) 9 1579-1580. (Link)
  • Murphy-Banks, R., Hartigan, D. B., Boehm, L., Hamel, P. C., Parsons, S. K. (2019). Personal Narrative: Raising Awareness of Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors in Similarly Aged University Students. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, (8) 4 434-441. (Link)
  • Phillips, S. M., Courneya, K. S., Welch, W. A., Gavin, K. L., Cottrell, A., Nielsen, A., Solk, P., Hartigan, D. B., Cella, D., Ackermann, R. T., Spring, B., Penedo, F. (2019). Breast cancer survivors’ preferences for mHealth physical activity interventions: findings from a mixed methods study. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, (13) 2 292-305. (Link)
  • Ruben, M. A., Hartigan, D. B., Shipherd, J. C. (2018). To know another’s pain: A meta-analysis of caregivers’ and healthcare providers’ pain assessment accuracy. ANNALS OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, (52) 8 662-685.
  • Phelan, S., Lynch, B., Blake, K. D., Hartigan, D. B., Hardeman, R., Wilson, P., Branda, M., Finney Rutten, L. (2018). The impact of obesity on perceived patient-centred communication. Obesity science \& practice, (4) 4 338--346.
  • Hartigan, D. B. (2018). Update on yEACH: Connecting Early Career Colleagues. Patient Education and Counseling, (101) 4 760--761.
  • Ruben, M. A., Jodoin, A. N., Hall, J. A., Hartigan, D. B. (2018). The impact of acute pain self-efficacy on pain intensity and the accurate recall of pain. Health Psychology Report, (3) 1
  • Hartigan, D. B., Kinel, J. (2018). Addressing Career-Related Needs in Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors: University Career Service Professionals' Experience and Resources. JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG ADULT ONCOLOGY, (7) 2 245-248.
  • Hill, K. M., Hartigan, D. B. (2018). Physician gender and apologies in clinical interactions. Patient education and counseling, (101) 5 836–842.
  • Lloyd, G. R., Hoffman, S. A., Welch, W. A., Hartigan, D. B., Gavin, K. L., Cottrell, A., Cadmus-Bertram, L., Spring, B., Penedo, F., Courneya, K. S., others, . (2018). Breast cancer survivors’ preferences for social support features in technology-supported physical activity interventions: findings from a mixed methods evaluation. Translational behavioral medicine.
  • Hartigan, D. B., Ruben, M. A., Hall, J. A., Mast, M. S. (2018). Measuring nonverbal behavior in clinical interactions: A pragmatic guide. Patient education and counseling, (101) 12 2209--2218.
  • Litzelman, K., Hartigan, D. B., Lin, C. C., Han, X. (2017). Correlates of the positive psychological byproducts of cancer: Role of family caregivers and informational support. PALLIATIVE & SUPPORTIVE CARE, (15) 6 693-703.
  • Hartigan, D. B. (2017). Medical Communication Competence Scale (MCCS) (Cegala, Coleman, \& Turner, 1998). The Sourcebook of Listening Research: Methodology and Measures. 410--418.
  • Klein, William M. P., ., Grenen, E. G., O'Connell, M., Hartigan, D. B., Chou, W. S., Hall, K. L., Taber, J. M., Vogel, A. L. (2017). Integrating knowledge across domains to advance the science of health behavior: overcoming challenges and facilitating success. TRANSLATIONAL BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, (7) 1
  • Franco, K., Shuk, E., Philip, E., Hartigan, D. B., Parker, P. A., Matasar, M., Horwitz, S., Kissane, D., Banerjee, S. C., Bylund, C. L. (2017). Communication between oncologists and lymphoma survivors during follow-up consultations: A qualitative analysis. JOURNAL OF PSYCHOSOCIAL ONCOLOGY, (35) 5 513-530.
  • Bernat, J. K., Coa, K., Hartigan, D. B. (2017). Cancer survivors as activated patients: Exploring the relationship between cancer history and patient activation. JOURNAL OF PSYCHOSOCIAL ONCOLOGY, (35) 2 239-247.
  • Place, S., Hartigan, D. B., Rubin, C., Gorrostieta, C., Mead, C., Kane, J., Marx, B. P., Feast, J., Deckersbach, T., Pentland, A. S., Nierenberg, A., Azarbayejani, A. (2017). Behavioral Indicators on a Mobile Sensing Platform Predict Clinically Validated Psychiatric Symptoms of Mood and Anxiety Disorders. JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INTERNET RESEARCH, (19) 3
  • Ruben, M. A., Hartigan, D. B., Hall, J. A. (2017). Nonverbal Communication as a Pain Reliever: The Impact of Physician Supportive Nonverbal Behavior on Experimentally Induced Pain. HEALTH COMMUNICATION, (32) 8 970-976.
  • Hartigan, D. B., Chawla, N., Moser, R. P., Finney Rutten, L. J., Hesse, B. W., Arora, N. K. (2016). Trends in cancer survivors’ experience of patient-centered communication: results from the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS). J Cancer Surviv, (10) 6 1067-1077. (Link)
  • Ruben, M. A., Hartigan, D. B., Hall, J. A. (2016). Nonverbal Communication as a Pain Reliever: The Impact of Physician Supportive Nonverbal Behavior on Experimentally Induced Pain. Health Commun. 1-7. (Link)
  • Finney Rutten, L. J., Agunwamba, A. A., Wilson, P., Chawla, N., Vieux, S., Hartigan, D. B., Arora, N. K., Blake, K., Hesse, B. W. (2016). Cancer-Related Information Seeking Among Cancer Survivors: Trends Over a Decade (2003-2013). J Cancer Educ, (31) 2 348-57. (Link)
  • Yabroff, K. R., Dowling, E. C., Guy, Jr., G. P., Banegas, M. P., Davidoff, A., Han, X., Virgo, K. S., McNeel, T. S., Chawla, N., Hartigan, D. B., Kent, E. E., Li, C., Rodriguez, J. L., de Moor, J. S., Zheng, Z., Jemal, A., Ekwueme, D. U. (2016). Financial Hardship Associated With Cancer in the United States: Findings From a Population-Based Sample of Adult Cancer Survivors. J Clin Oncol, (34) 3 259-67. (Link)
  • Chawla, N., Hartigan, D. B., Virgo, K. S., Ekwueme, D. U., Han, X., Forsythe, L., Rodriguez, J., McNeel, T. S., Yabroff, K. R. (2016). Quality of Patient-Provider Communication Among Cancer Survivors: Findings From a Nationally Representative Sample. J Oncol Pract, (12) 12 e964-e973. (Link)
  • Rutten, L. J., Hesse, B. W., Sauver, J. L., Wilson, P., Chawla, N., Hartigan, D. B., Moser, R. P., Taplin, S., Glasgow, R., Arora, N. K. (2016). Health Self-Efficacy Among Populations with Multiple Chronic Conditions: the Value of Patient-Centered Communication. Advances in Therapy, (33) 8 1440–1451.
  • Klein, W. M., Grenen, E. G., O’Connell, M., Hartigan, D. B., Chou, W. S., Hall, K. L., Taber, J. M., Vogel, A. L. (2016). Integrating knowledge across domains to advance the science of health behavior: overcoming challenges and facilitating success. Transl Behav Med. (Link)
  • Fitzgerald, K., Hartigan, D. B. (2016). Patient-Provider Discussion about Nutrition during Routine Visits: Frequency, Quality, and Outcomes. Fusio: The Bentley Undergraduate Research Journal. 1 (1) 107-118.
  • de Moor, J. S., Virgo, K. S., Li, C., Chawla, N., Han, X., Hartigan, D. B., Ekwueme, D. U., McNeel, T. S., Rodriguez, J. L., Yabroff, K. R. (2016). Access to Cancer Care and General Medical Care Services Among Cancer Survivors in the United States An Analysis of 2011 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Data. Public Health Reports. 0033354916675852.
  • Kim Bernat, J., Coa, K., Hartigan, D. B. (2016). Cancer survivors as activated patients: Exploring the relationship between cancer history and patient activation. J Psychosoc Oncol. 0. (Link)
  • Hartigan, D. B., Chawla, N., Beckjord, E. I., Forsythe, L. P., de Moor, J. S., Hesse, B. W., Arora, N. K. (2015). Cancer survivors' receipt of treatment summaries and implications for patient-centered communication and quality of care.. Patient education and counseling, (98) 10 1274-9.
  • Hartigan, D. B., Viswanath, K. (2015). Socioeconomic and Sociodemographic Predictors of Cancer-Related Information Sources Used by Cancer Survivors.. Journal of health communication, (20) 2 1-7.
  • Hall, J. A., Roter, D. L., Hartigan, D. B., Schmid Mast, M., Pitegoff, C. A. (2015). How Patient-Centered Do Female Physicians Need to Be? Analogue Patients' Satisfaction With Male and Female Physicians' Identical Behaviors.. Health communication, (30) 9 1-7.
  • Ruben, M. A., Hall, J. A., Curtin, E. M., Hartigan, D. B., Ship, A. N. (2015). Discussion increases efficacy when training accurate perception of patients’ affect. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, (45) 6 355-362.
  • Ruben, M. A., van Osch, M., Hartigan, D. B. (2015). Healthcare providers' accuracy in assessing patients' pain: A systematic review.. Patient education and counseling, (98) 10 1197-206.
  • Finney Rutten, L. J., Agunwamba, A. A., Wilson, P., Chawla, N., Vieux, S., Hartigan, D. B., Arora, N. K., Blake, K., Hesse, B. W. (2015). Cancer-Related Information Seeking Among Cancer Survivors: Trends Over a Decade (2003-2013).. Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education.
  • Phillips, S. M., Padgett, L. S., Leisenring, W. M., Stratton, K. K., Bishop, K., Krull, K. R., Alfano, C. M., Gibson, T. M., de Moor, J. S., Hartigan, D. B., Armstrong, G. T., Robison, L. L., Rowland, J. H., Oeffinger, K. C., Mariotto, A. B. (2015). Survivors of Childhood Cancer in the United States: Prevalence and Burden of Morbidity. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention, (24) 4 653-663. (Link)
  • Murphy, N. A., Hall, J. A., Schmid Mast, M., Ruben, M. A., Frauendorfer, D., Hartigan, D. B., Roter, D. L., Nguyen, L. (2014). Reliability and Validity of Nonverbal Thin Slices in Social Interactions.. Personality & social psychology bulletin.
  • Hartigan, D. B., Blake, K. D., Viswanath, K. (2014). Cancer Survivors' Use of Numerous Information Sources for Cancer-Related Information: Does More Matter?. Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education.
  • Hartigan, D. B., Forsythe, L. P., Alfano, C. M., Smith, T., Nekhlyudov, L., Ganz, P. A., Rowland, J. H. (2014). Provision and discussion of survivorship care plans among cancer survivors: results of a nationally representative survey of oncologists and primary care physicians.. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, (32) 15 1578-85.
  • Palmer, N. R., Kent, E. E., Forsythe, L. P., Arora, N. K., Rowland, J. H., Aziz, N. M., Hartigan, D. B., Oakley-Girvan, I., Hamilton, A. S., Weaver, K. E. (2014). Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Patient-Provider Communication, Quality-of-Care Ratings, and Patient Activation Among Long-Term Cancer Survivors.. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
  • Hartigan, D. B., Nekhlyudov, L., Smith, T., Alfano, C. M., Rowland, J. H., Forsythe, L. P., Ganz, P. A. (2014). Reply to e. Zanet et Al.. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, (32) 34 3905-6.
  • Gulbrandsen, P., Jensen, B. F., Finset, A., Hartigan, D. B. (2013). Long-term effect of communication training on the relationship between physicians' self-efficacy and performance.. Patient education and counseling, (91) 2 180-5.
  • Hartigan, D. B. (2013). Patient satisfaction with physician errors in detecting and identifying patient emotion cues.. Patient education and counseling, (93) 1 56-62.
  • Hartigan, D. B., Hall, J. A., Krupat, E., Irish, J. T. (2013). Can naive viewers put themselves in the patients' shoes?: reliability and validity of the analogue patient methodology.. Medical care, (51) 3 e16-21.
  • Hartigan, D. B., Ruben, M. A. (2013). Training clinicians to accurately perceive their patients: current state and future directions.. Patient education and counseling, (92) 3 328-36.
  • Hartigan, D. B. (2013). Patient satisfaction with physician errors in detecting and identifying patient emotion cues. Patient education and counseling, (93) 1 56--62.
  • Hartigan, D. B. (2012). An effective training to increase accurate recognition of patient emotion cues. Patient education and counseling, (89) 2 274--280.
  • Hartigan, D. B. (2012). An effective training to increase accurate recognition of patient emotion cues. Patient education and counseling, (89) 2 274–280.
  • Blanch-Hartigan, D., Andrzejewski, S. A., Hill, K. M. (2012). The effectiveness of training to improve person perception accuracy: a meta-analysis. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, (34) 6 483–498.
  • Hartigan, D. B. (2012). An effective training to increase accurate recognition of patient emotion cues.. Patient education and counseling, (89) 2 274-80.
  • Hall, J. A., Hartigan, D. B., Roter, D. L. (2011). Patients' satisfaction with male versus female physicians: a meta-analysis.. Medical care, (49) 7 611-7.
  • Hartigan, D. B. (2011). Measuring providers' verbal and nonverbal emotion recognition ability: reliability and validity of the Patient Emotion Cue Test (PECT).. Patient education and counseling, (82) 3 370-6.
  • Roter, D. L., Hall, J. A., Hartigan, D. B., Larson, S., Frankel, R. M. (2011). Slicing it thin: new methods for brief sampling analysis using RIAS-coded medical dialogue.. Patient education and counseling, (82) 3 410-9.
  • Hartigan, D. B. (2011). Medical students' self-assessment of performance: results from three meta-analyses.. Patient education and counseling, (84) 1 3-9.
  • Hartigan, D. B., Hall, J. A., Roter, D. L., Frankel, R. M. (2010). Gender bias in patients' perceptions of patient-centered behaviors.. Patient education and counseling, (80) 3 315-20.
  • Hall, J. A., Hartigan, D. B., Horgan, T. G., Murphy, N. A., Rosip, J. C., Mast, M. S. (2009). Motivation and interpersonal sensitivity: Does it matter how hard you try?. Motivation and Emotion, (33) 3 291–302.
  • Hall, J. A., Roter, D. L., Hartigan, D. B., Frankel, R. M. (2009). Nonverbal sensitivity in medical students: implications for clinical interactions.. Journal of general internal medicine, (24) 11 1217-22.
  • Hartigan, D. B., Hall, J. A., Roter, D. L., Frankel, R. M. (2009). Is it good to express uncertainty to a patient? Correlates and consequences for medical students in a standardized patient visit.. Patient education and counseling, (76) 3 300-6.
  • Hall, J. A., Roter, D. L., Hartigan, D. B., Frankel, R. M. (2009). Observer-rated rapport in interactions between medical students and standardized patients.. Patient education and counseling, (76) 3 323-7.
  • Rudd, R. E., Hartigan, D. B., Gall, V., Chibnik, L. B., Wright, E. A., Reichmann, W., Liang, M. H., Katz, J. N. (2009). A randomized controlled trial of an intervention to reduce low literacy barriers in inflammatory arthritis management.. Patient education and counseling, (75) 3 334-9.
  • Hartigan, D. B., Rudd, R. E., Wright, E., Gall, V., Katz, J. N. (2008). Predictors of refusal during a multi-step recruitment process for a randomized controlled trial of arthritis education.. Patient education and counseling, (73) 2 280-5.
  • Hartigan, D. B., Hall, J. A., Roter, D. L., Frankel, R. M. (2008). Medical student gender and issues of confidence.. Patient education and counseling, (72) 3 374-81.
  • Costenbader, K. H., Brome, D., Hartigan, D. B., Gall, V., Karlson, E., Liang, M. H. (2007). Factors determining participation in prevention trials among systemic lupus erythematosus patients: a qualitative study.. Arthritis and rheumatism, (57) 1 49-55.
  • Hartmann, C. W., Sciamanna, C. N., Hartigan, D. B., Mui, S., Lawless, H., Manocchia, M., Rosen, R. K., Pietropaoli, A. (2007). A website to improve asthma care by suggesting patient questions for physicians: qualitative analysis of user experiences.. Journal of medical Internet research, (9) 1 e3.
  • Rudd, R. E., Chibnik, L. B., Gall, V., Wright, E., Hartigan, D. B., Reichmann, W., Liang, M. H., Katz, J. N. (2006). Preliminary results of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of a literacy based educational 2 intervention in arthritis management.. , (54) 9 S766–S766.
  • Hartigan, D. B., Sciamanna, C., Lawless, H., Diaz, J. (2005). Effect of the internet on the doctor-patient relationship: a review of the literature. Journal on Information Technology in Healthcare, (3) 3 179–201.
  • Hartigan, D. B., Rudd, R., Wright, E., Gall, V., Katz, J. (2005). Literacy-related strategies to enhance recruitment to a randomized controlled trial of arthritis education.. , (52) 9 S667–S668.
  • Wright, E., Rudd, R., Hartigan, D. B., Gall, V., Liang, M., Katz, J. (2005). Determinants of the sources of health information used by patients with inflammatory arthritis.. , (52) 9 S439–S440.

    Book Chapters


  • Ruben, M. A., Hartigan, D. B., Hall, J. A. (2020). Communication Skills to Engage Patients in Treatment In , (Eds.) The Wiley Handbook of Patient Engagement in Healthcare Treatment: Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice.
  • Hartigan, D. B. (2018). Gendered Perceptions in Healthcare: Overcoming Subtle Bias In , (Eds.) Time for Solutions! Addressing Gender Barriers in the Workplace. 47. Time for Solutions!: Overcoming Gender-related Career Barriers
  • Hartigan, D. B. (2017). Medical Communication Competence Scale In , (Eds.) The sourcebook of listening research: Methodology and measures. John Wiley \& Sons
  • Chou, W., Thai, C., Hartigan, D. B. (2017). Communication across the Cancer Continuum In , (Eds.) Public Health Communication: New Strategies, Media & Tools. Forthcoming.
  • Hartigan, D. B., Andrzejewski, S. A., Hill, K. M. (2016). 12 Training people to be interpersonally accurate In , (Eds.) . 253. The Social Psychology of Perceiving Others Accurately

  • Conference Proceedings


  • Blake, K. D.Jackson, D.Gaysynsky, A.Kent, E.Chawla, N.Hartigan, D. B.Finney-Rutten, L. J. (2017). HEALTH-RELATED SELF-EFFICACY: THE ROLE OF SOCIAL SUPPORT IN CANCER, DISABILITY, AND MULTIMORBIDITY ANNALS OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, (51) S1370-S1371.
  • Phillips, S.Lloyd, G.Moran, M. R.Hartigan, D. B.Cella, D.Courneya, K. S.Collins, L. M.Penedo, F.Spring, B.LeBailly, S.Ackermann, R. T. (2017). ENGAGING BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS IN DEVELOPING A TECHNOLOGY-SUPPORTED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY INTERVENTION: THE FIT2THRIVE STUDY ANNALS OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, (51) S764-S765.
  • Sweet, Cynthia M. Castro, .Cole-Lewis, H.Mauriello, L.Hartigan, D. B. (2017). BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE SCIENTISTS IN INDUSTRY: OPPORTUNITIES, CHALLENGES AND LESSONS LEARNED ANNALS OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, (51) S1556-S1557.
  • Yabroff, K. R.Dowling, E.Guy, G.Banegas, M.McNeel, T. S.Davidoff, A. J.Chawla, N.Hartigan, D. B.Han, X.Kent, E. E.others, . (2015). Financial hardship associated with cancer in the United States. American Society of Clinical Oncology.
  • Bernat, J. K.Hartigan, D. B. (2015). CANCER SURVIVORS AS ENGAGED PATIENTS: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CANCER HISTORY AND PATIENT ACTIVATION , (49) S8--S8.
  • Hartigan, D. B.Shuk, E.McLarney, K.Philip, E. J.Horwitz, S.Bylund, C. (2015). PHYSICIAN-LYMPHOMA SURVIVOR DISCUSSIONS OF HEALTH PROMOTION: A QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS , (49) S223--S223.
  • Hartigan, D. B.Forsythe, L. P.Alfano, C. M.Smith, T.Nekhlyudov, L.Ganz, P. A.Rowland, J. H. (2014). PROVISION AND DISCUSSION OF SURVIVORSHIP CARE PLANS WITH CANCER SURVIVORS: RESULTS OF A NATIONALLY REPRESENTATIVE SURVEY OF ONCOLOGISTS AND PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS , (47) S4--S4.
  • Arora, N. K.Hesse, B.Chawla, N.Rutten, L.Beckjord, E.Hartigan, D. B.Taplin, S.Glasgow, R. (2014). Importance of patient-centered communication in facilitating patient engagement among individuals with multiple chronic conditions , (47) S214--S214.
  • Beckjord, E. B.Rutten, L. J.Arvey, S. R.Rechis, R.Hartigan, D. B.Chawla, N.Arora, N. K.Hesse, B. W. (2014). HEALTH SELF-EFFICACY AND INFORMATION EFFICACY AMONG ADULT CANCER SURVIVORS IN THE UNITED STATES , (47) S152--S152.
  • Hartigan, D. B.Viswanath, K. (2013). CANCER SURVIVORS'USE OF MULTIPLE INFORMATION SOURCES FOR CANCER-RELATED INFORMATION: THE MORE THE MERRIER? , (45) S101--S101.
  • Hartigan, D. B.Viswanath, K. (2013). SOCIOECONOMIC AND SOCIODEMOGRAPHIC PREDICTORS OF SOURCES OF CANCER-RELATED INFORMATION USED BY CANCER SURVIVORS , (45) S101--S101.
  • Sciamanna, C.Hartmann, C.Mui, S.Hartigan, D. B. (2006). A novel website to improve asthma care: Qualitative analysis of end-user experiences , (21) 4--4.
  • Duane, J.Stosic, M.Ericson, J. D.Durieux, B.Sanders, J.Robicheaux, E.Hartigan, D. B. (). The Virtual Doctor Is In: The Effect of Telehealth Visits on Patient Experience Hawai’i International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS). Forthcoming.

  • Other(s)


  • Albright, E., Banacos, N., Hartigan, D. B., DeLeo, R., Dickinson, K., Neuberger, L., Koebele, E., Welton-Mitchell, C., Birkland, T., Taylor, K., Crow, D., Shanahan, E., Roberts, J. (2020). COVID-19 Survey Technical ReportsRisk & Social Policy Working Group. (Link)
  • Albright, E., Hartigan, D. B., Birkland, T., Crow, D., DeLeo, R., Dickinson, K., Roberts, J., Koebele, E., Neuberger, L., Shanahan, E., Welton-Mitchell, C., Taylor, K. (2020). How Promising is the Vaccine News if People Won't Take It?Newsweek. (Link)
  • Hall, J. A., Mast, M. S., West, T. V. (2016). The social psychology of perceiving others accuratelyCambridge University Press.
  • Hartigan, D. B. (2011). Towards more accurate recognition of patient emotion cues: meta-analysis of training literature and development of an assessment tool and multi-component intervention for clinicians.
  • Presentations

  • Duane, J. E., Ericson, J. D., Hartigan, D. B., Sanders, J. J., Durieux, B., Caponigro, E., Robicheaux, E., Podolski, M., Sando, M., Bernard, B., Stosic, M. (2021). “Examining Patients' Perceptions of Telehealth Visits” Presented at the Bentley University Annual Research Showcase Bentley University
  • Duane, J., Ericson, J. D., Hartigan, D. B., Sanders, J., Podolski, M., Sando, M., Yen, B., Stosic, M. (2021). “Examining Patients’ Perceptions of Telehealth Visits” Presented at the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) Just Environments (EDRA '52) Detroit, MI
  • Duane, J., Hartigan, D. B., Sanders, J. J., Caponigro, E., Robicheaux, E., Bernard, B., Podolski, M., Ericson, J. D. (2021). “The role of environmental factors in Telehealth encounters” Presented at the Bentley University Confronting the Pandemic with Research: Bentley University’s Contribution Waltham, MA
  • Hartigan, D. B., Murungi, D. M., Purao, S. R. (2020). “RESPONSIBILITY FOR HEALTH PROMOTION AND CARE COORDINATION IN URGENT CARE: PATIENT AND PROVIDER PERSPECTIVES” Presented at theAnnals of Behavioral Medicine
  • DeLeo, R., Albright, E., Koebele, E., Roberts, J., Dickinson, K., Roberts, J., Hartigan, D. B. (2020). “Perceptions of Efficacy are Key Determinants of Mask-Wearing Behavior During the COVID-19 Pandemic” Presented at theAmerican Political Science Association's Annual Meeting Virtual
  • Hartigan, D. B., Murungi, D. M., Purao, S. R. (2020). “PATIENT AND PROVIDER PERCEPTIONS OF THE PATIENT-CENTERED CARE EXPERIENCE IN URGENT CARE SETTINGS” Presented at theAnnals of Behavioral Medicine
  • Hartigan, D. B., Hill Cummings, K., Yule, J., Schmid Mast, M. (2018). “A meeting of minds: Exploring practical and intellectual synergies between business and health communication disciplines” Presented at the International Association of Communication in Healthcare (EACH) International Conference on Communication in Healthcare Porto, Portugal
  • Hartigan, D. B., Ruben, M. A., Blum, R. H., Waisel, D. B., Meyer, E. C., Laquidara, J. R., Hall, J. A. (2018). “Anesthesiologists’ verbal and nonverbal responses to pain” Presented at the International Association of Communication in Healthcare (EACH) International Conference on Communication in Healthcare Porto, Portugal
  • Henig, A., Blum, R. H., Ruben, M. A., Hartigan, D. B., Waisel, D. B., Meyer, E. C. (2018). “Whether, when, and how anesthesia residents solicit patients’ questions during informed consent” Presented at the Academy of Communication in Healthcare ENRICH Communication Course and Research Forum Tampa, FL
  • Hartigan, D. B., Ruben, M. A., Bogdan, K., Waisel, D. P., Meyer, E. C., Blum, R. H., Hall, J. A., Curtin, L. (2018). “Advancing Humanism in Anesthesiology: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review” Presented at the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Mapping the Landscape, Journeying Together 2018 Symposium Chicago, IL
  • Hartigan, D. B., Ruben, M. A., Hall, J. A. (2018). “How accurately do you perceive your patients?: A workshop to improve your person perception ability” Presented at the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Mapping the Landscape, Journeying Together 2018 Symposium Chicago, IL
  • Lloyd, G. R., Hoffman, S. A., Welch, W. A., Cottrell, A., Hartigan, D. B., Gavin, K., Cadmus-Bertramm, L., Phillips, S. A. (2018). “Breast cancer survivors’ preferences for social support features in a technology-supported physical activity intervention” Presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Conference New Orleans, LA
  • Ruben, M. A., Hartigan, D. B., Blum, R. H., Waisel, D. B., Meyer, E. C., Laquidara, J. R., Hall, J. A. (2018). “Anesthesiologists’ verbal and nonverbal responses to pain” Presented at the Society of Personality and Social Psychology Nonverbal Preconference- Society of Personality and Social Psychology Atlanta, GA
  • Hillen, M., Hartigan, D. B., van Eeden, M., Han, P., Smets, E. (2018). “Effects of physician gender and communication about uncertainty on patient trust, need for a second opinion and uncertainty” Presented at the the Association for Researchers in Psychology and Health (ARPH) Association for Researchers in Psychology and Health (ARPH) Tillburg, The Netherlands
  • Ruben, M. A., Hartigan, D. B., Dias, G. T., Blum, R. T., Waisel, D. B., Meyer, E. C. (2018). “Assessing the Quality of Practitioner Response to Patients’ Verbal and Nonverbal Empathy Cues in Simulation-Based Research [Workshop]” Presented at the Society for Simulation in Healthcare International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare Los Angeles, CA
  • Blum, R. T., Ruben, M. A., Hartigan, D. B., Dias, G. T., Waisel, D. B., Meyer, E. C. (2018). “Do residents adequately manage patient pain during informed consent? A simulation study” Presented at the Society of Simulation in Healthcare International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare Los Angeles, CA
  • Hartigan, D. B., Kinel, J. (2018). “Addressing career-related needs in AYA cancer survivors: University career service professionals’ experience and resources” Presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Conference New Orleans, LA
  • Hill Cummings, K., Hartigan, D. B. (2017). “Physician gender and apologies in clinical interactions” Presented at the Association for Communication in Healthcare International Conference on Communication in Healthcare Baltimore, MD
  • Bouldin, R. M., Hartigan, D. B., Coloma Gonzalez, V. (2017). “Attitudes and behaviors concerning exposures to toxic chemicals towards a vulnerable population: An environment health and risk-perception survey of Massachusetts childcare providers” Presented at the National Society for Science and the Environment 17th National Conference & Global Forum on Science, Policy, and the Environment: Integrating Environment and Health Washington, DC
  • Blake, K. D., Jackson, D., Gaysynsky, A., Kent, E., Chawla, N., Hartigan, D. B., Finney-Rutten, L. J. (2017). “Health-related self-efficacy: the role of social support in cancer, disability, and multimorbidity” Presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Conference San Diego, CA
  • Phillips, S., Lloyd, G., Moran, M. R., Hartigan, D. B., Cella, D., Courneya, K. S., Collins, L. M., Penedo, F., Spring, B., LeBailly, S., Ackermann, R. T. (2017). “Engaging breast cancer survivors in developing a technology-supported physical activity intervention: The Fit2Thrive study” Presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Conference San Diego, CA
  • Hartigan, D. B., Ruben, M. A., Hall, J. A., Bylund, C. (2017). “Coding Nonverbal Behavior in Clinical Interactions: A Workshop” Presented at the Association for Communication in Healthcare International Conference on Communication in Healthcare Baltimore, MD
  • Hartigan, D. B., Kinel, J. (2017). “Addressing workplace wellbeing: Financial impact and career growth in cancer survivorship” Presented at the Bentley University 2017 Bentley Research Colloquium - The Changing Nature of Work, the Workforce, Workplace, and Narrative about Work and Business Waltham, MA
  • Castro Sweet, C. M., Cole-Lewis, H., Mauriello, L., Hartigan, D. B. (2017). “Behavioral medicine scientists in industry: Opportunities, challenges and lessons learned.” Presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Conference San Diego, CA
  • Blum, R. T., Ruben, M. A., Hartigan, D. B., Dias, G. T., Waisel, D. B., Meyer, E. C. (2017). “The effects of patient pain on informed consent” Presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Boston, MA
  • Ruben, M. A., Hartigan, D. B., Dias, G. T., Blum, R. T., Waisel, D. B., Meyer, E. C. (2017). “Anesthesiologists’ ethical dilemma: How and when to treat the pain and complete the informed consent?” Presented at the Association for Communication in Health Care International Conference on Communication in Healthcare Baltimore, MD
  • Phelan, S. M., Hardeman, R., van Ryn, M., Blake, K., Hartigan, D. B., Lynch, B. `., Wilson, P., Branda, M., Finney Rutten, L. J. (2016). “The impact of obesity on patient-centered communication” Presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Conference Washington, D.C.
  • Moser, R. P., Coa, K. I., Ardnt, J., de Moor, J., Hartigan, D. B., Johnson, T., Hesse, B. W. (2016). “Perceptions of cancer as a death sentence: changes in us prevalence and associations with behavioral outcomes” Presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Conference Washington, D.C.
  • Finney Rutten, L. J., Hesse, B. W., St. Sauver, J. L., Wilson, P., Chawla, N., Hartigan, D. B., Moser, R. P., Taplin, S., Glasgow, R., Arora, N. K. (2016). “Health self-efficacy among populations with multiple chronic conditions” Presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Conference Washington, D.C.
  • Hartigan, D. B., Ruben, M. A. (2016). “Do providers and caregivers accurately judge patient pain? Results from two meta-analyses” Presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Conference Washington, D.C.
  • Rubin, C., Place, S., Hartigan, D. B., Corrostieta, C., Mead, C., Kane, J., Feast, J., Azarbayejani, A. (2016). “Acceptability of a mobile sensing platform for collecting and sharing behavioral biomarkers” Presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Conference Washington, D.C.
  • Hartigan, D. B. (2016). “Trends in Cancer Survivors' Patient-Centered Care Experience” Presented at the Tufts University Occupational Therapy Community Health Research Breakfast Boston, MA
  • Hartigan, D. B., Place, S., Rubin, C., Corrostieta, C., Mead, C., Kane, J., Feast, J., Azarbayejani, A. (2016). “Behavioral Indicators on a Mobile Sensing Platform Predict Mood and Anxiety Disorder Symptoms” Presented at the AcademyHealth 2016 Annual Meeting, Behavioral Health Services Research Interest Group Boston, MA
  • Phelan, S. M., Hardeman, R., van Ryn, M., Blake, K., Hartigan, D. B., Lynch, B. `., Wilson, P., Branda, M., Finney Rutten, L. J. (2016). “The impact of obesity on patient-centered communication” Presented at the AcademyHealth AcademyHealth Annual Meeting Boston, MA
  • Phelan, S. M., Hardeman, R., van Ryn, M., Blake, K., Hartigan, D. B., Lynch, B. `., Wilson, P., Branda, M., Finney Rutten, L. J. (2016). “The impact of obesity on patient-centered communication” Presented at the International Association for Communication in Healthcare International Conference on Communication in Healthcare Heidelberg, Germany
  • Hartigan, D. B., Ruben, M. A., Hall, J. A. (2016). “How accurately do you perceive your patients?: A workshop to improve your person perception ability.” Presented at the International Association for Communication in Healthcare International Conference on Communication in Healthcare Heidelberg, Germany
  • Hartigan, D. B., Place, S., Rubin, C., Corrostieta, C., Mead, C., Kane, J., Feast, J., Azarbayejani, A. (2016). “Acceptability of a mobile sensing platform for collecting and communicating behavioral biomarkers” Presented at the International Association for Communication in Healthcare International Conference on Communication in Healthcare Heidelberg, Germany
  • Hartigan, D. B., Ruben, M. A., Shipherd, J. C. (2016). “To know a patient’s pain: Meta-analysis of healthcare providers’ and caregivers’ pain assessment accuracy” Presented at the Bentley University 2016 Bentley Research Colloquium - The Business of Healthcare: Research, Opportunity, and Innovation Bentley University
  • Marabelli, M., Hartigan, D. B. (2016). “Objects at work: the role of digital materiality in healthcare networks” Presented at the Bentley University 2016 Bentley Research Colloquium - The Business of Healthcare: Research, Opportunity, and Innovation Bentley University
  • Bouldin, R. M., Hartigan, D. B., Coloma Gonzalez, V. (2016). “Avoiding the introduction of toxic chemicals to early education environments ” Presented at the Bentley University 2016 Bentley Research Colloquium - The Business of Healthcare: Research, Opportunity, and Innovation Bentley University
  • Phelan, S. M., Hardeman, R., van Ryn, M., Blake, K., Hartigan, D. B., Lynch, B. `., Wilson, P., Branda, M., Finney Rutten, L. J. (2016). “The impact of obesity on patient-centered communication” Presented at theObesityWeek New Orleans, LA
  • Hartigan, D. B., Place, S., Rubin, C., Corrostieta, C., Mead, C., Kane, J., Feast, J., Azarbayejani, A. (2016). “Using Behavioral Indicators on a Mobile Sensing Platform to Track Mental Health Symptomology.” Presented at the International Association for Communication in Healthcare International Conference on Communication in Healthcare Heidelberg, Germany
  • Yabroff, R. K., Dowling, E. C., Guy, Jr, G. P., Banegas, M., Davidoff, A., Han, X., Virgo, K. S., McNeel, T., Chawla, N., Hartigan, D. B., Kent, E. E., Rodriguez, J., de Moor, J. S., Zheng, Z., Jemal, A., Ekwueme, D. U. (2015). “Financial hardship associated with cancer in the United States.” Presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting Chicago, IL
  • Hartigan, D. B., McLarney, K., Shuke, E., Phillip, E., Horwicz, S., Bylund, C. (2015). “Physician-lymphoma survivor discussions of health promotion: A qualitative analysis.” Presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Society of Behavioral Medicine's Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions San Antonio, TX
  • Bernat, J., Hartigan, D. B. (2015). “Cancer survivors as engaged patients: The relationship between cancer history and patient activation.” Presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Society of Behavioral Medicine's Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions San Antonio, TX
  • Oches, E. A., Hartigan, D. B. (2015). “Environmental Systems and Global Health” Presented at the Bentley University Bentley Research Colloquium: Sustainable Worlds: Individual, Business, Societal, and Scientific Perspectives Waltham, MA
  • Bernat, J., Hartigan, D. B. (2015). “Cancer survivors as engaged patients: The relationship between cancer history and patient activation.” Presented at the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center Cancer Research Day Indianapolis, IN
  • Hartigan, D. B., Ruben, M. A. (2015). “Pain researchers Speed Networking Workshop” Presented at the European Association for Communication in Health Care International Conference on Communication in Healthcare New Orleans, LA
  • Hartigan, D. B., Ruben, M. A. (2015). “Do providers and caregivers accurately judge patient pain? Results from two meta-analyses” Presented at the European Association for Communication in Health Care International Conference on Communication in Healthcare New Orleans, LA
  • Finney Rutten, L. J., Agunwamba, A. A., Wilson, P., Chawla, N., Naveed, S., Hartigan, D. B., Arora, N., Blake, K., Hesse, B. W. (2015). “Cancer-related information seeking among cancer survivors: Trends over a decade (2003- 2013)” Presented at the Academy Health Academy Health Annual Research Meeting Minneapolis, MN
  • Ruben, M. A., Hartigan, D. B., Hall, J. A. (2014). “The effect of provider communication style on a physical pain experience in the laboratory” Presented at the European Association for Communication in Health Care International Conference on Communication in Healthcare Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Hartigan, D. B., Chawla, N., Beckjord, E., de Moor, J. S., Forsythe, L. P., Hesse, B. W., Arora, N. K. (2014). “Cancer survivors’ treatment summary receipt associated with higher patient-centered communication and quality of care ratings” Presented at the National Cancer Institute Health Information National Trends Survey Data User’s Conference Rockville, MD
  • Hartigan, D. B., Chawla, N., Moser, R. P., Finney Rutten, L. J., Hesse, B. W., Arora, N. K. (2014). “Cancer survivors’ experience of patient-centered communication 2007-2012: Lost in transition or just lost?” Presented at the National Cancer Institute Health Information National Trends Survey Data User’s Conference Rockville, MD
  • Ruben, M. A., Hall, J. A., Curtin, E. M., Hartigan, D. B., Ship, A. N. (2014). “Training improves accurate perception of affect” Presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Meeting for the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Austin, TX
  • Hartigan, D. B., Hall, J. A., Irish, J., Krupat, E. (2014). “Reliability and validity of the Analogue Patient (AP) methodology for conducting experimental health-related research” Presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Meeting for the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Austin, TX
  • Hartigan, D. B., Forsythe, L. P., Alfano, C. M., Smith, T., Nekhlyudov, L., Ganz, P. A., Rowland, J. H. (2014). “Provision and discussion of survivorship care plans with survivors: Results of a nationally representative survey of oncologists and primary care physicians” Presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Conference Philadelphia, PA
  • Hartigan, D. B., Chawla, N., Moser, R. P., Finney Rutten, L. J., Hesse, B. W., Arora, N. K. (2014). “Time trends in cancer survivors’ experience of patient-centered communication” Presented at the European Association for Communication in Health Care International Conference on Communication in Healthcare Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Hartigan, D. B., Bylund, C., Mazor, K. M., Berney, A. (2014). “Patient-Provider Communication in Cancer Survivorship and End of Life Care” Presented at the European Association for Communication in Health Care International Conference on Communication in Healthcare Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Hartigan, D. B., Forsythe, L. P., Alfano, C. M., Smith, T., Nekhlyudov, L., Ganz, P. A., Rowland, J. H. (2014). “Patient-provider discussion of survivorship care plans with cancer survivors: Results of a nationally representative survey” Presented at the European Association for Communication in Health Care International Conference on Communication in Healthcare Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Gaglio, B., Alexander, G., Hartigan, D. B., Kee, K. F., Kulchak-Rahm, A., Street, R. L., Tai-Seale, M., Mazor, K. M. (2014). “Interventions to improve provider-patient communication during cancer care: Current knowledge and future directions” Presented at the European Association for Communication in Health Care International Conference on Communication in Healthcare Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Bylund, C., Shuk, E., McLarney, K., Philip, E., Hartigan, D. B. (2014). “Emotion communication during cancer survivorship consultations” Presented at the European Association for Communication in Health Care International Conference on Communication in Healthcare Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Hartigan, D. B. (2014). Presented at the National Cancer Institute, Behavioral Research Program Crosstalk Symposium 2014: Leveraging Lessons Learned across Behavioral Domains Bethesda, MD
  • Hartigan, D. B. (2014). “National trends in cancer survivors’ experience of patient-centered communication” Presented at the Bentley University Bentley Research Colloquium. Big Data: Applications, Infrastructures, and Implications Waltham, MA
  • Hartigan, D. B. (2014). “Risk Perception and Risk Communication” Presented at the Bentley University The Science of Ebola Expert Panel Waltham, MA
  • Litzelman, K., Hartigan, D. B., Lin, A., Han, X. (2014). “Correlates of a benefit finding among cancer survivors” Presented at the American Public Health Association APHA 142nd Annual Meeting and Expo New Orleans, LA
  • Chawla, N., Finney Rutten, L. J., Naveed, S., Hesse, B. W., Arora, N. K., Beckjord, E., Hartigan, D. B., Moser, R. P. (2014). “Trends in cancer-related information seeking among cancer survivors: 2003-2013” Presented at the National Cancer Institute Health Information National Trends Survey Data User’s Conference Rockville, MD
  • Hartigan, D. B., Kasisomayajula, V. (2013). “Socioeconomic and sociodemographic predictors of sources of cancer-related information used by cancer survivors” Presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Conference San Francisco, CA
  • Hartigan, D. B., Kasisomayajula, V. (2013). “Cancer survivors’ use of multiple information sources for cancer-related information: the more the merrier?” Presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Conference San Francisco, CA
  • Hillen, M. A., van Vliet, L. M., Hartigan, D. B., Saha, S., Beach, M. C. (2012). “The use of analogue patients in communication research: theoretical framework and empirical outcomes” Presented at the European Association for Communication in Healthcare International Conference on Communication in Healthcare St. Andrew's, Scotland
  • Hartigan, D. B. (2012). “Towards more accurate recognition of patient emotion cues: a randomized controlled trial of a multi-component training intervention for healthcare providers” Presented at the European Association for Communication in Healthcare International Conference on Communication in Healthcare St. Andrew's, Scotland
  • Hall, J. A., Hartigan, D. B., Roter, D. L., Schmid Mast, M. (2012). “Why are patients not more satisfied with female physicians? Insights from two studies” Presented at the European Association for Communication in Healthcare International Conference on Communication in Healthcare St. Andrew's, Scotland
  • Hartigan, D. B., Hall, J. A., Irish, J., Krupat, E. (2012). “Reliability and validity of the analogue patient (AP) methodology” Presented at the European Association for Communication in Healthcare International Conference on Communication in Healthcare St. Andrew's, Scotland
  • Hill, K. M., Hartigan, D. B., Andrzejewski, S. A. (2011). “Can Training Improve Students’ Interpersonal Sensitivity? A Meta-Analysis on the Effectiveness of Training in Adults” Presented at the New England Psychological Association Northeast Conference for Teachers of Psychology Fairfield, CT
  • Hartigan, D. B., Andrzejewski, S. A., Hill, K. M., Wittenbraker, C. H., Yu, X. (2011). “The effectiveness of training to improve interpersonal sensitivity: A meta-analysis” Presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Meeting for the Society for Personality and Social Psychology San Antonio, TX
  • Hartigan, D. B. (2010). “Measuring nonverbal emotion recognition accuracy using the Patient Emotion Cue Test (PECT)” Presented at the European Association for Communication in Healthcare International Conference on Communication in Healthcare Verona, Italy
  • Hartigan, D. B., Del Piccolo, L., Schmid Mast, M., Bensing, J. (2010). “The nonverbal communication of emotion in patient-provider interactions” Presented at the European Association for Communication in Healthcare International Conference on Communication in Healthcare Verona, Italy
  • Hartigan, D. B., Hall, J. A., Roter, D. l., Frankel, R. (2010). “Interpersonal sensitivity as a predictor of medical student performance in clinical interactions” Presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Meeting for the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Las Vegas, NV
  • Hall, J. A., Hartigan, D. B., Horgan, T. G., Murphy, N. A., Rosip, J. C., Schmid Mast, M. (2009). “Motivation and interpersonal sensitivity: does it matter how hard you try?” Presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Meeting for the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Tampa, FL
  • Hartigan, D. B., Hall, J. A., Roter, D. L., Frankel, R. (2009). “Are female medical students’ patient-centered behaviors taken for granted by analogue patients? : Results of an experimental manipulation” Presented at the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare International Conference on Communication in Healthcare Miami, FL
  • Hartigan, D. B., Hall, J. A., Roter, D. l., Frankel, R. (2009). “Giving credit where credit is due: framing patient instructions to reduce evaluation inequities toward female providers” Presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Meeting for the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Tampa, FL
  • Hartigan, D. B., Hall, J. A., Roter, D. L., Frankel, R. (2008). “Portraying doubt: expressions of uncertainty in medical students’ interactions with standardized patients” Presented at the European Association for Communication in Healthcare International Conference on Communication in Healthcare Oslo, Norway
  • Hall, J. A., Hartigan, D. B., Roter, D. L. (2008). “Provider gender and patient satisfaction: A meta-analysis” Presented at the European Association for Communication in Healthcare International Conference on Communication in Healthcare Oslo, Norway
  • Hall, J. A., Hartigan, D. B., Roter, D. L., Frankel, R. (2008). “Rapport in medical student-standardized patient interactions” Presented at the European Association for Communication in Healthcare International Conference on Communication in Healthcare Oslo, Norway
  • Hartigan, D. B., Hall, J. A., Schmid Mast, M. (2008). “Impact of motivation and content domain on gender differences in interpersonal sensitivity” Presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Meeting for the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Albuquerque, NM
  • Hartigan, D. B., Hall, J. A., Roter, D. L., Frankel, R., Sluyder, D. J. (2007). “Medical students’ interpersonal sensitivity, gender, and behavior with a standardized patient: videotape analysis of third-year clinical encounters” Presented at the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare International Conference on Communication in Healthcare Charleston, SC
  • Rima, R., Chibnik, L., Gall, V., Wright, E., Hartigan, D. B., Reighman, W., Liang, M. H., Katz, J. N. (2006). “Preliminary results of a literacy-based randomized controlled trial (RCT) in arthritis management” Presented at the American College of Rheumatology American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting Washington, DC
  • Wright, E., Rima, R., Hartigan, D. B., Gall, V., Reighman, W., Liang, M. H., Katz, J. N. (2005). “Determinants of the sources of health information used by patients with inflammatory arthritis” Presented at the American College of Rheumatology American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting San Diego, CA
  • Hartigan, D. B., Rima, R., Wright, E., Gall, V., Reighman, W., Katz, J. N. (2005). “Literacy-related strategies to enhance recruitment to a randomized controlled trial of arthritis education” Presented at the American College of Rheumatology American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting San Diego, CA
  • Service

    Department Service


  • Committee Member for Public Outreach Alumni Relations Committee 2017 - Present
  • Committee Member for Search Committee for Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) Hire in Cognitive Psychology 2019 - 2020
  • Committee Member for Curriculum Committee 2015 - 2017
  • Committee Member for Natural and Applied Sciences Psychology Lecturer Search 2017 - 2017
  • Committee Member for Natural and Applied Sciences Energy Faculty Search 2016 - 2017
  • University Service


  • Task Force Member for Racial Justice Task Force 2020 - Present
  • Student Organization Advisor for Circle K 2017 - Present
  • Executive Board Member for FUSIO: The Bentley Undergraduate Research Journal 2016 - Present
  • Director for Health Thought Leadership Network 2015 - Present
  • Committee Member for Title IX Steering Commitee 2017 - 2019
  • Committee Member for Faculty Honors Council 2016 - 2019
  • Committee Member for Steering Committee, 2016 Bentley Research Colloquium 2016 - 2016
  • Committee Member for Steering Committee, 2015 Bentley Research Colloquium 2015 - 2015
  • Professional Service


  • Committee Member for Digital Health Council, Society of Behavioral Medicine 2016 - Present
  • Reviewer, Conference Paper for International Conference on Communication in Healthcare, Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Conference, American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference 2012 - Present
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Patient Education and Counseling, Journal of Clinical Oncology, PLOS ONE, Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, Medical Care, Medical Education, Health Communication, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Psycho-Oncology, Journal of Oncology Practice, Journal of Cancer Education, Emotion, Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, AAMC MedEdPORTAL Publications, Basic and Applied Social Psychology, Translational Behavioral Medicine, Advances in Medical Education and Practice, Teaching and Learning in Medicine, Families Systems and Health, The Patient: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Journal of Individual Differences, Health Expectations, Arthritis Care and Research, The American Journal of Managed Care, Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology, Women & Health, Evaluation & the Health Professions, Sage Open, Cancer Medicine, Social Science & Medicine, BMC Medical Education, Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Journal of Medical Internet Research 2008 - Present
  • Committee Chair for Early Career EACH (yEACH) Network and Committee, International Association for Communication in Healthcare 2016 - 2020
  • Conference/Workshop Organizer for International Conference on Communication in Healthcare 2017 - 2018
  • Session Chair for International Conference on Communication in Healthcare - 2015
  • Reviewer, Grant Proposal for Patient Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI) 2014 - 2015
  • Alumni Representative for Distinguished Alumni Award, Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program 2014 - 2015
  • Conference/Workshop Organizer for Crosstalk Symposium: Leveraging Lessons Learned, National Cancer Institute 2013 - 2014
  • Scientific Committee Member for International Conference on Communication in Healthcare - 2014
  • Invited Lecture/Presentation for National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health - 2013
  • Invited Lecture/Presentation for Health Quality of Life Laboratory, Tufts University - 2011