Heather Orom


Heather Orom.

Heather Orom


Heather Orom


Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Director of Graduate Studies, PhD Program
Associate Professor

Research Topics

Illness risk perception, including uncertainty about risk perception and its implication for health behavior and risk perception measurement; determinants and consequences of health information avoidance and reducing health information avoidance; health equity, with a focus on health care equity.

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UB News

  • UB to offer Indigenous health disparities course this spring

    Public health course will explore the social determinants of health, intergenerational trauma, health equity, and racism and health.

  • Study: For men with prostate cancer, emotional distress may lead to more aggressive treatment

    Study of more than 1,500 men highlights need to make treatment decisions as informed and supported as possible, researchers say.

  • Study: For patients with prostate cancer, dysfunction due to treatment side effects results in increased emotional distress – and vice versa

    Researchers investigated whether urinary, sexual and bowel dysfunction contributes to emotional distress during the first two years after treatment, and whether distress may in turn further decrease function.

  • New UB institute to address health disparities in Buffalo

    Community Health Equity Research Institute brings together community partners and faculty, students from 10 UB schools to improve health of underserved neighborhoods.

  • SPHHP announces new leadership roles

    Four faculty and staff members — all women — are taking on new leadership roles in the School of Public Health and Health Professions.

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