Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison (Mass Communication)
M.A., Marquette University (Journalism)
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison (English-Creative Writing)
Her primary research interest is in health and environmental risk communication with an emphasis on information seeking and processing. A secondary interest is in cultural and racial norms related to health behaviors and information seeking. Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the St. David's Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research. She has won awards from the International Communication Association and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication for her research on science communication and television viewing. Prior to and throughout her graduate education, Kahlor was a reporter for the Milwaukee Sentinel, a Corporate Communications specialist for Ameritech (since acquired by AT&T) and the Communications Officer for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation National Program Office "Paths to Recovery." Her work has appeared in Health Communication, Science Communication, Public Understanding of Science, Risk Analysis, Sex Roles, Communication Research, Human Communication Research, Media Psychology and the Journal of Broadcast and Electronic Media.