Denise K. Scannell


Chief Strategist – Health Communication, MITRE

Serves as chief strategist for MITRE’s Health Communication capability and leads oversight of MITRE’s health communication project work and research initiatives.

Hub Tags: Health Communication Hub | Health Care Delivery | Health Systems | eHealth | Health Risk Communication | Health Promotion | Organizational Communication | Family Communication | Patient Communication |Health Policy

Interests: Social Support | Health Safety |Health Privacy


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Lead oversight for developing and refining the MITRE Health Communication capability and applied research initiatives focusing on the examination of the pragmatic influences of human interaction and behavior on the provision of healthcare, quality of healthcare delivery, and health promotion. Serve as chief advisor to government sponsors, project leaders, and leadership on the oversight, strategy, and application of Health Communication to project initiatives, and the quality of the related work.


George Mason University
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Health Communication
2009 – 2014

Montclair State University
M.A., Communication
1997 – 1999

Rutgers University
BA, Journalism and English
1990 – 1994


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