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Assistant Professor

Departmental Affiliations

Contact Info

George Howard Building, 3430 Courthouse Drive
Ellicott City

Research Interests

advocacy, media advocacy, qualitative methods, program evaluation, tobacco, cancer, access to care, public health practice

Experiences & Accomplishments
London School of Economics & Political Science
Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Edsall Kromm’s areas of research expertise are in media and public health advocacy, qualitative methods and program evaluation. Most recently, she was involved in the design, implementation and evaluation of a county-based public-private health care access program and led the development of a novel health coaching intervention. In addition to health care access policies and programs, Dr. Edsall Kromm has worked on chronic disease prevention (tobacco and cancer) at the national, state and local levels for non-profits and government agencies. She is particularly interested in activities that seek to fill gaps in public health advocacy education and research.  

Honors & Awards

Co-Awardee, Maryland Daily Record Innovator of the Year Award (Howard County Government for Healthy Howard Health Plan), 2008

Co-Awardee, Innovation in Public Service – Local Government (Howard County Health Department for Healthy Howard Initiative), American Society for Public Administration, Maryland Chapter, 2008

Pre-Doctoral Appointment, Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention & Control Training Program, National Cancer Institute, JHSPH, 2006

Lung Health Dissertation Award, American Lung Association, 2006

Select Publications
  • Edsall Kromm E, Frattaroli S, McDonald E, Ma X, Holtgrave D. (2010). Healthy Howard Health Plan:  A summary of inaugural members’ demographics, health status & goals in 2009. Research Report #1. Baltimore, MD: Department of Health, Behavior and Society, JHSPH.

  • Smith K, Edsall Kromm E, Klassen A. (In Press) Print news coverage of cancer: What prevention messages are conveyed when screening is newsworthy? Cancer Epidemiology.

  • Smith K, Edsall Kromm E, Siebel C, Chaloupka F, Wakefield M. (In Press) Press coverage of state cigarette tax initiatives: oppositional arguments in the news media. Journal of Health & Social Policy.

  • Smith K, Singer R, Edsall Kromm E. (2009.) Getting cancer research into the news: A communication case study centered on a US Comprehensive Cancer Center. Science Communication. (epub ahead of print, December 2009)

  • Edsall Kromm E, Smith K, Singer R. (2007). Survivors on Cancer: The portrayal of survivors & survivorship in print news. Journal of Cancer Survivorship. 1(4): 1932-1959.