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Oral Health Care for Cancer Patients
Indiana University School of Dentistry
1121 W. Michigan St., B26
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Phone: 317.278.1047

Stuart M. Schrader, PhD
OHCCP Program Director

Stuart M. Schrader is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences at the Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis. He is also an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in Family Medicine and a Bowen Researcher at the Indiana University Medical School and an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in Communication Studies at Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis. He has also taught at Ithaca College, Bloomsburg University and DePauw College. Since completing his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Humboldt State University, a Master of Arts in Organizational Communication from Western Kentucky University, a Masters in Social Work specializing in Oncology Social Work from Indiana University and a PhD in Health Care Communication from the State University of New York (SUNY) Buffalo, he has conducted research and presented extensively about issues pertaining to health care education and interpersonal communication. His current research interests include: Dental/medical education and OSCEs, relationship centered dental/medical health care and clinician-patient communication and access to oral health care for people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer patients and Head Start children.

Dr. Schrader has presented at over 60 national and/or international scholarly healthcare, communication, education, and multidisciplinary conferences, reviewed for various texts and journals, published in national and international journals and has most recently in 2009 co-authored an edited book with Drs. Kenneth and Mary Gergen, titled, “Constructing Worlds Together: Interpersonal Communication as Relational Process.” Recently he was a recipient of a Master's Level Training Grant for Clinical Oncology Social Work from the American Cancer Society to work with medical social workers as part of a multi-disciplinary psychosocial team at a large, urban NCI (National Cancer Institute) designated, adult out-patient cancer center. In part his responsibilities included developing organizational partnerships between the academic dental and cancer communities so as to more effectively meet cancer patient’s oral health care needs. He has also received several teaching awards, a national mentorship award and most recently he’s been the recipient on behalf of the IU School of Dentistry in 2009 of the American Dental Education Association/International Federation of Dental Educators and Associations Orna Shanley Prize for demonstrating an innovative solution in addressing local access to care issues for our culturally and socially diverse HIV/AIDS patient population.

John P. Justice
OHCCP Web Development
Terry L. Wilson
OHCCP Video Editor and Graphic Designer
Abbe Shapiro
OHCCP Graphic Designer
Emily Deering
OHCCP Research Editor
Linda Bond
OHCCP Correspondence Editor
Tatenda Mandaza
OHCCP Ambassador
We would like to thank the following people for their support:
Dr. Lawrence Goldblatt
Dr. Jeff Dean
Dr. Susan Zunt
Dr. Armando Soto
Dr. Gerardo Maupome
Dr. Lawrence Garetto
Dr. William Babler
Dr. George Willis
Deborah Ferguson
Nadine Florek
Pamela Lovejoy
Deborah Komlanc
Janie McCammon
Jane Powers
Cindy Budyn
Mark McCleery
Katie Harris
Liza Southland
Kristina Ray
Jennifer Rowland