Elissa Kranzler, PhD

Elissa Kranzler, PhD

Director, Research

Elissa Kranzler, PhD, is a Director of Research at Cancer Support Community’s Research and Training Institute. In this role, she manages and supports research activities related to the Cancer Experience Registry, an observational survey designed to understand the full impact of the cancer experience. With more than a decade of experience in clinical and social science research relevant to risk behavior, Dr. Kranzler brings expertise in survey research methodology, project management, and written and verbal communication to the CSC team.

Dr. Kranzler completed her PhD in Communication, with a focus on Health Communication, at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining CSC, she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kranzler’s research has broadly examined relationships between media messaging and risk behaviors, with foci in such topical areas as smoking prevention and natural hazard mitigation. Her work has been published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals and presented at dozens of academic conferences, and she has taught courses on health communication at the graduate level.