Kathryn IIonka Pollak

Kathryn IIonka Pollak
Professor in Population Health Sciences
Campus mail: 2424 Erwin Road Suite 602, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 681-4757

Dr. Pollak is a social psychologist who designs and tests behavioral interventions to promote smoking cessation, reduce health disparities, and improve clinician-patient communication. She also is one of the heads of the Palliative Care Research Cooperative that supports multi-site palliative care trials. Finally, Dr. Pollak serves as a Communication Coach where she teaches clinicians effective communication techniques.

Area of expertise: Health Behavior

Education and Training

  • University of Houston, Ph.D. 1996

Selected Grants and Awards