Terrance Albrecht

Terrance Albrecht

Terrance Albrecht

Position Title

Professor Emeritus
Department of Oncology, WSU School of Medicine

Office Location

Mid-Med Lofts, Suite 3000
87 E Canfield St
Detroit, MI 48201

Mailing Address

Karmanos Cancer Institute

4100 John R MM03CB

Detroit, MI 48201

Office Phone

(313) 576-8262

Office Fax

(313) 576-8270

Education Training

(1978)  Ph.D. Communication, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
(1978)  M.L.I.R. Master of Labor/Industrial Relations, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
(1975)  M.A. Communication, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
(1974)  B.A. Communication, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Professional Experience

Faculty Appointments
(2010-2018)  Professor (tenured) and Division Director: Population Sciences, Department of Oncology, Wayne State University School of Medicine
(2010-Present)  Associate Center Director: Population Sciences, Karmanos Cancer Institute
(2010- 2015)  Leader, Population Studies and Disparities Research Program, Karmanos Cancer Institute
(2009-2010)  Interim Associate Center Director: Population Sciences, Karmanos Cancer Institute
(2009-2010)  Interim Program Leader: Population Studies and Prevention Research Program, Karmanos Cancer Institute
(2003-2009)  Assistant Program Leader, Population Studies and Prevention Program, Karmanos Cancer Institute
(2003-2010)  Professor (tenured): Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences, Wayne State University School of Medicine
(1993-2003)  Member-in-Residence; Member, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL
(1994-2003)  Professor (tenured), Departments of Interdisciplinary Oncology, Community and Family Medicine, College of Medicine and College of Public Health, University of South Florida
(1995-2001)  Research Professor Appointed with Courtesy: University of South Florida Department of Management, College of Business; Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences, USF Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies, University of South Florida
(1991-1994)  Professor (tenured) and Chair, Dept. of Communication College of Arts and Sciences, University of South Florida
(1984-1991)  Associate Professor (tenured): Department of Communication, University of Washington
(1979-1984)  Assistant Professor (tenure-track): Department of Communication, University of Washington

Major Professional Societies

(2006-Present)  American Society of Clinical Oncology
(2004-Present)  American Association for Cancer Research
(2005-Present)  Society of Behavioral Medicine
(1995-Present)  American Public Health Association
(1975-Present)  International Communication Association

Honors and Awards

(2010)  Michigan Cancer Consortium Spirit of Collaboration Award (for U01CA114583 “CNP for Older Underserved African American Adults in Detroit” PI: Albrecht; Co PI: Lichtenberg)
(2008)  Faculty Research Excellence Award, WSU School of Medicine
(1998)  University of South Florida Professorial Career Excellence Award
(1997)  Elected to Delta Omega, National Honorary Society for Public Health
(1995)  Presidential Prize Award, Outstanding Article, American Association of Cancer Education
(1994)  Invited Visiting Faculty Fellowship, Australian National Faculty Grant, University of Western Sydney-Nepean, Sydney, Australia
National Communication Association: (1983, 1988, 1993, 2005) Top Competitive Paper Awards
(1992)  Division Outstanding Research Article of the Year Award
International Communication Association: (1987) Recognition Award as Dissertation Committee Chair, Mara Adelman, PhD, First Place Recipient, W. Charles Redding Dissertation Award
(1982)  Recognition Award as Dissertation Committee Chair, Eileen Berlin Ray, PhD, Honorable Mention, W. Charles Redding Dissertation Award
(1979, 1982, 1984, 1989, 1990, 1980, 1984)  Top Ranked Competitive Paper Awards
(1979)  W. Charles Redding Dissertation of the Year Award, International Communication Association (First Recipient),
(1977)  AMOCO Foundation/Michigan State University-Wide Excellence In Graduate Teaching Award
(1977)  Scholarship Award, United Auto Workers, Walter Reuther Education Center, Black Lake, MI


Select Publications (*denotes trainee)

1. Penner LA, Dovidio JF, Gonzalez R, Albrecht TL, Chapman R, Foster T, Harper FW, Hagiwara N, Hamel LM, Shields AF, Gadgeel S, Simon MS, Griggs JJ, Eggly S. J Clin Oncol. 2016 Aug 20;34(24):2874-80. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2015.66.3658. PMID: 27325865 (published with accompanying podcast commentary)

2. Penner LA, *Guevarra DA, Harper FWK, Taub J, Phipps S, Albrecht TL, Kross, E. Self-distancing buffers high trait anxious pediatric cancer caregivers against short-and longer-term distress. Clin Psychol Sci. 2016; July 2016 4: 629-640. DOI: 10.1177/2167702615602864

3. Manning M, Purrington K, Penner L, Duric N, Albrecht, T. Between-race differences in the effects of breast density information and information about new imaging technology on breast-health decision making. Pat Educ Couns 2016 Jun;99(6):1002-10. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2016.01.010. Epub 2016 Jan 18.

4. Hamel LM, Chapman R, Malloy M, Eggly S, Penner L, Shields AF, Simon M, Klamerus J, Schiffer C, Albrecht TL. (2015) Critical shortage of African American medical oncologists in the United States. J Clin Oncol, 2015;33:3697-3700. PMID: 26392105

5. Eggly, S, Barton, E, *Winckles, A, Penner, LA, Albrecht, TL. A disparity of words: racial differences in oncologist-patient communication about clinical trials. Health Expect 2015;18:1316-1326. PMID: 23910630

6. Hamel LM,* Eggly S, Chapman R, Penner L, Tkatch R,* Vichich J,* Albrecht, T. Measuring the use of exam room time in oncology clinics: A novel approach to assessing clinic efficiency and patient flow. J Oncol Pract. 2014 Nov;10(6);e385-9 DOI: 10.1200/JOP.2013.001359

7. Penner, LA, Blair, IV, Albrecht, TL, Dovidio, JF. Reducing racial health care disparities: A social psychological analysis. Policy Insights Behav Brain Sci. 2014 Oct:1(1):204-212. PMCID: PMC4332703

8. *Tkatch R,*Hudson J, Katz A, Berry-Bobovski L, *Vichich J, Eggly S, Penner L, Albrecht T. Barriers to cancer screening among Orthodox Jewish women. J Community Hlth. 2014 Dec;39(6):1200-8. PMCID: PMC4221547

9. *Manning MA, Bollig-Fischer A, Berry Bobovski L, Lichtenberg P, Chapman R, Albrecht TL. Modeling the sustainability of community health networks: Novel approaches for analyzing collaborative organization partnerships across time. Transl Behav Med. 2014 Mar;4(1):46-59. PMCID: PMC3958587

10. Harper FWK, *Goodlett B, Trentacosta C, Albrecht T, Taub JW, Phipps S, Penner LA. Temperament, personality and quality of life in pediatric cancer patients. J Pediatr Psychol 2014 April; 39:459-463. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jst141. PMCID: PMC 3994318

Faculty Status

Professor Emeritus

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