KCHC 2018 Invited Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Preconference Speakers

Dr. Bradford Hesse is Chief of the National Cancer Institute’s Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch. His professional focus is bringing the power of health information technologies to bear on the problem of eliminating death and suffering from cancer, a cause to which he remains steadfastly dedicated. While at the NCI, Dr. Hesse has championed several initiatives that evaluate and progress the science of cancer communication and informatics. Currently, he serves as director of the Health Information National Trends Survey; in this role, he is responsible for leading a team of scientists in the development and execution of a nationally representative, general population survey of American adults that systematically evaluates the public’s knowledge, attitudes and behaviors relevant to cancer control in an environment of rapidly changing communication technologies. He previously served as director of the Centers of Excellence in Cancer Communication, an initiative that supports the research of four centers that aim to increase the knowledge of, tools for, access to, and use of cancer communications by the public, patients, survivors, and health professionals. Prior to his work at NCI, he conducted research in the interdisciplinary fields of human computer interaction, health communication, medical informatics, and computer-supported decision making.


The keynote address will be delivered the morning of April 13, 2018.