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Brianna Cusanno



B.S. Global Health Studies (Allegheny College, Meadville, PA)




Marleah Dean Kruzel


Bri is an MA student at USF and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. Bri was born and raised in the Boston area, and graduated from Allegheny College with a B.S. in Global Health Studies in 2017. She has previously interned with Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida and in Senator Elizabeth Warren's Washington DC office. Bri also spent two summers conducting research on medical decision making at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis under Dr. Mary Politi.

Bri's research interests include patient medication-taking, patient-provider relationships, and medical education. She hopes to use critical and qualitative methods to better understand the ways in which various healthcare delivery contexts influence patient-provider communication. In her free time, Bri enjoys reading, going to the beach, looking at Russian memes, and hanging out with dogs.