Darlene K. Drummond

|Associate Professor
Academic Appointments
  • Associate Professor of Speech

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, The Dartmouth Institute, Geisel School of Medicine

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I am a health communication scientist currently studying racially discordant patient-provider communication in the context of cancer care. My goal is to advance our understanding of the role identity negotiation, and explicit and implicit biases play in the decision making process of navigating health challenges. I employ various qualitative methodologies including content, textual, and conversational analysis by focuing on the content, structure and meaning of messages.


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The Dartmouth Institute Operations, Institute for Writing and Rhetoric


  • B.A. Denison University
  • M.A. Eastern New Mexico University
  • PhD Ohio State University

Selected Publications

  •     Drummond, D.K., et. al (2022). Problematic integration: Racial discordance in end-of-life decision making. Health Communication, 38(12), 2730-2741.

  •     Drummond, D. K. (2019). Shifting blame: C. Everett Koop's AIDS rhetoric of guilt and redemption. KB Journal of the Kenneth Burke Society, 14(1), https://kbjournal.org/drummond


  •   Drummond, D. K. (2018). The decision: A creative autoethnographic account with poetry. Health Communication, 33(4), 507-509.

  •    Marcus, E. N., Drummond, D. K., Dietz, N., & Kenya, S. (2013). Does a bite cause cancer? Misperceptions of breast cancer etiology among low-income urban women in Miami, FL. Southern Medical Journal, 106(12), 649-654.

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