Interpreting and Translation Studies

Mollie Rose Canzona

Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise
Interpersonal Health Communication

Dr. Canzona received a Ph.D. form George Mason University. Dr. Canzona uses a life-span developmental lens to examine how patient-provider communication and family relationships are tied to health behavior and outcomes. Her current research examines sexual and reproductive health, end of life care, health disparities, and cancer caregiving. She holds a joint appointment in the Department of Social Sciences & Health Policy at WFU School of Medicine, is a member of Cancer Prevention & Control at WFU Comprehensive Cancer Center, and is affiliate faculty of the Center for Bioethics, Health & Society WFU. She received her doctorate from George Mason University.

Recent Publications

Canzona, M., Wright, K., Fisher, C.L., & Ledford, C.J.W. (2019). Talking about sexual health during survivorship: Understanding what shapes breast cancer survivors’ willingness to communicate with providers. Journal of Cancer Survivorship. doi: 10.1007/s11764-019-00809-2

Weather, M., Canzona, M., & Fisher, C.L. (2019). Digital media as a context for dating abuse: Connecting adaptive and maladaptive coping strategies to young adult women’s well-being. Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work.

Canzona, M., Fisher, C.L., & Ledford, C.J.W. (2018). Perpetuating the cycle of silence: The intersection of uncertainty and sexual health communication among couples after breast cancer treatment. Supportive Care in Cancer. doi: 10.1007/s00520-018-4369-9

Professional Highlights

  • She was awarded the Zachary T. Smith Faculty Fellowship
  • She was awarded “Best of the Best” Panel Recognition at American Psychosocial Oncology Annual Convention 2020
  • Together with Roy Strowd, MD, she was awarded a pilot grant to study “Identifying Social Determinants of Health and their Influence on Glioma Outcomes” from Neuro-Oncology and Cancer Prevention and Control Program at WFU Comprehensive Cancer Center