Bio

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and Cognition at Tilburg University. My research focuses on risk and data communication in healthcare. More specifically, I study (1) how people think about health risks and how those thoughts influence their health-related decisions and behavior, and (2) how healthcare professionals can best communicate such complex risk information in order to help people make sense of their personalized health risks data and act in ways that benefit their health.

Expertise

  • Risk Communication
  • Statistics Communication
  • Personalization
  • Health Communication
  • Cancer
  • Trauma

Courses

Collaboration

Highlights

I am a board member of the Statistics Communication section of the Netherlands Society for Statistics and Operations Research and the Open Science Community of Tilburg University. 

Top publications

  1. Communication, perception, and use of personalized side-effect risks …

    Vromans, R., Tillier, C., Pauws, S., van der Poel, H., Van De Poll-franse, L., & Krahmer, E. (2022). Communication, perception, and use of personalized side-effect risks in prostate cancer treatment-decision making: An observational and interview study. Patient Education and Counseling.
  2. Exploring cancer survivor needs and preferences for communicating per…

    Vromans, R., van Eenbergen, M., Geleijnse, G., Pauws, S., van de Poll-Franse, L., & Krahmer, E. (2021). Exploring cancer survivor needs and preferences for communicating personalized cancer statistics from registry data: Qualitative multimethod study. JMIR Cancer , 7(4), [e25659].
  3. Communicating tailored risk information of cancer treatment side effe…

    Vromans, R., Pauws, S., Bol, N., van de Poll-Franse, L. V., & Krahmer, E. (2020). Communicating tailored risk information of cancer treatment side effects: Only words or also numbers? BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 20(1), 277. [277].
  4. Changes in internet use and wishes of cancer survivors - A comparison…

    van Eenbergen, M. C. H. J., Vromans, R. D., Boll, D., Kil, P. J. M., Vos, C. M., Krahmer, E. J., Mols, F., & van de Poll-Franse, L. V. (2020). Changes in internet use and wishes of cancer survivors: A comparison between 2005 and 2017. Cancer, 126(2), 408-415.
  5. Assessing the quality and communicative aspects of patient decision a…

    Vromans, R., Tenfelde, K., Pauws, S., van Eenbergen, M., Mares-Engelberts, I., Velikova, G., van de Poll-Franse, L. V., & Krahmer, E. (2019). Assessing the quality and communicative aspects of patient decision aids for early-stage breast cancer treatment: a systematic review. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 178(1), 1-15.

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