Family-Patient Communication and Economic Outcomes



Decision Support for Parents



Informal Caregiver Burden in Later Stage Cancer


Laura A. Siminoff, Ph.D.

Laura A. Siminoff, Ph.D. joined Temple University in March 2014 as the Dean of the College of Public Health. She is a renowned social scientist, with research focusing on cancer treatment decision making and communication, informed consent, health disparities, bioethics, and organ and tissue donation.

Continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health for more than 20 years, she is one of the most highly ranked NIH funded researchers in the nation. With her leadership, Temple’s College of Public Health is poised for tremendous growth and achievement.

“Health research is now a team science, and we’ve come to understand how people maintain their health is complicated. It is a process between behavior, environment, genes, culture, and other factors, and we are training teams to come up with answers to some of our most complicated and pressing questions, issues, and concerns.”

- Laura A. Siminoff, Ph.D.

Today, we are an integrated college both in terms of education and research, across this spectrum of disciplines, which is not the traditional way that public health higher education institutions typically function. But if we consider where we are moving as a nation and as a field, I think this is the way to move forward and puts CPH ahead of the curve.

- Laura A. Siminoff, Ph.D.

Thank you to our CEaD Participants

Thank you to all who participated in the Communicating Effectively about Donation Study! We hope the training program was both informative and beneficial to all who took part. For inquiries regarding the study or how to access the training, please feel free to contact us at

Congrats Grads!

Congratulations to our graduating Research Assistants, Sonali Shah, Julianna Nass, and Faith Scanlon! We know you have great things in store for you!

Dr. Siminoff’s Newest Publication

Dr. Siminoff and colleagues recently published an assessment of the utility and usability of the rapid assessment of hospital procurement barriers in donation (RAPiD) as a tool for OPO hospital development staff. Click here to learn more about Dr. Siminoff’s most recent publication.