Kate Magsamen-Conrad


Position: Assistant Professor of Communication
Phone: 419-372-9544
Email: kmagsam@bgsu.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., Rutgers University, 2012 

  • The development and implementation of interpersonal and persuasion theory-based health interventions
  • Disclosure and privacy, especially in relational/ family contexts and for health issues
  • The role of involvement and engagement in adolescents’ processing of prevention messages

Recent Publications:

Magsamen-Conrad, K., Billotte-Verhoff, C., & Greene, K. (Forthcoming). Technology addiction’s contribution to mental wellbeing: The positive effect of online social capital. Computers in Human Behavior. 10.1016/j.chb.2014.07.014

Checton, M. G., Magsamen-Conrad, K., Venetis, M. K., & Greene, K. (Forthcoming). Disclosure message choices: An analysis of strategies for disclosing HIV+ status. Journal of Health Communication.

Magsamen-Conrad, K. (Forthcoming). An intergenerational community partnership to build relationships and improve technology literacy. Community Works Journal.

Venetis, M. K., Greene, K., Checton, M. G., & Magsamen-Conrad, K. (2015). Decision making in cancer-related topic avoidance. Journal of Health Communication, 20(3), 306-313. doi: 10.1080/10810730.2014.965364. PMCID: PMC4250925

Magsamen-Conrad, K., Checton, M. G., Venetis, M. K., & Greene, K. (2015). Communication Efficacy and Couples' Cancer Management: Applying a Dyadic Appraisal Model. Communication Monographs, 82(2), 179-200. doi: 10.1080/03637751.2014.971415. PMCID: PMC4430110

Magsamen-Conrad, K., Dowd, J., Abuljadail, M., Alsulaiman, S., & Shareefi, A. (2015). Life-span differences in the uses and gratifications of tablets: implications for older adults. Computers in Human Behavior, 52, 96-106. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2015.05.024. PMCID: PMC4476405

Magsamen-Conrad, K., Upadhyaya, S., Youngnyo Joa, C., & Dowd, J. (2015). Bridging the divide: Using UTAUT to predict multigenerational tablet adoption practices. Computers in Human Behavior, 50, 186-196. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2015.03.032. PMCID: PMC4412023

Checton, M. G., Magsamen-Conrad, K., Venetis, M. K., & Green, K. (2015). Applying a developmental-conceptual model to couples coping with chronic illness. Health Education & Behavior, 42(2), 257-267. doi: 10.1177/1090198114557121

Magsamen-Conrad, K., & Checton, M. G. (2014). Technology and healthcare: Efficiency, frustration, and disconnect in the transition to electronic medical records. International Journal on Media & Communication (JMC), 1, 23-27.doi: 10.5176/2335-6618_1.2.16

Venetis, M. K., Magsamen-Conrad, K., Checton, M. G., & Greene, K. (2014). Cancer communication and partner burden: An exploratory study. Journal of Communication, 64, 82-102. doi: 10.1111/jcom.12069

Banerjee, S. C., Greene, K., Hecht, M. L., Magsamen-Conrad, K., & Elek, E. (2013). “You’re not cute when you’re about to puke”: A content analysis of print alcohol counteradvertisements created by adolescents. Health Communication. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2012.762826

Greene, K., Carpenter, A., Catona, D., & Magsamen-Conrad, K. (2013). The Brief Disclosure Intervention (BDI): Facilitating African Americans’ disclosure of HIV. Journal of Communication, 63, 138-158. doi:10.1111/jcom.12010

Venetis, M. K., Greene, K., Magsamen-Conrad, K., Banerjee, S. C., Checton, M. G., & Bagdasarov, Z. (2012). "You can't tell anyone but…” Exploring the use of privacy rules and boundary management. Communication Monographs, 79, 344-365. doi: 10.1080/03637751.2012.697628

Greene, K., Magsamen-Conrad, K., Venetis, M. K., Checton, M. G., Bagdasarov, Z., & Banerjee, S. C. (2012). Assessing health diagnosis disclosure decisions in relationships: Testing the disclosure decision-making model. Health Communication, 27, 356-368.

Checton, M. G., Greene, K., Magsamen-Conrad, K., & Venetis, M. K. (2012). Patients’ and partners’ perspectives of chronic illness and its management. Families, Systems, & Health, 30, 114-129.