Cindy Brantmeier, PhD

Professor, Applied Linguistics, International and Area Studies, Arts & Sciences
Keywords:
cultural diversity, global health, patient-provider communication
Locations:
Argentina, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Norway, Spain, West Africa

Dr. Brantmeier partners with scholars across disciplines at international and domestic sites to examine language use in the services provided in the management of linguistically diverse patients. Her research on healthy literacy involves both the context in which health literacy demands are made and the skills that people, both health care professionals and patients, bring to the situation.

Dr. Brantmeier’s research on language acquisition and use is interdisciplinary, drawing on research and theory from applied linguistics, social psychology, and public health. Findings provide implications for linguistically and culturally rich populations around the world.