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Aaron Seaman, PhD

Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine - General Internal Medicine

Contact Information

Primary Office
SE631 GH
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242


MA, Speech Communication (Health Communication), University of Illinois
PhD, Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago


Dukes, K., Seaman, A. T., Hoffman, R. M., Christensen, A. J., Kendell, N., Sussman, A. L., Vélez-Bermúdez, M., Volk, R. J. & Pagedar, N. A. (2020). Attitudes of Clinicians about Screening Head and Neck Cancer Survivors for Lung Cancer Using Low-Dose Computed Tomography. Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology, 129(1), 23-31. PMID: 31409114.

Seaman, A. T. (2019). "Like He's a Kid": Relationality, Family Caregiving, and Alzheimer's Disease. Medical Anthropology, 1-12. PMID: 31809197.

Seaman, A. T., Robbins, J. S. & Buch, E. D. (2019). Beyond the evaluative lens: Contextual unpredictabilities of care. Journal of Aging Studies, 51, 100799. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaging.2019.100799.

Seaman, A. T., Taylor, K. L., Davis, K., Nepple, K. G., Lynch, J. H., Oberle, A. D., Hall, I. J., Volk, R. J., Reisinger, H. S. & Hoffman, R. M. (2019). Why men with a low-risk prostate cancer select and stay on active surveillance: A qualitative study. PLoS One, 14(11), e0225134. PMID: 31747396.

Puieg Asensio, M., Braun, B., Seaman, A. T., Chitavi, S., Rasinski, K. A., Nair, R., Perencevich, E. N., Lawrence, J. C., Hartley, M. & Schweizer, M. L. (2019). Perceived Benefits and Challenges of Ebola Preparation Among Hospitals in Developed Countries: a systematic literature review. Clinical Infectious Diseases. PMID: 31760421.

Pagedar, N. A., Kahl, A. R., Tasche, K. K., Seaman, A. T., Christensen, A. J., Howren, M. B. & Charlton, M. E. (2019). Incidence trends for upper aerodigestive tract cancers in rural United States counties. Head & Neck, 41(8), 2619-2624. PMID: 30843640.

Seaman, A. (2019). Veracity: A Triptych. Somatosphere.

Seaman, A. T., Steffen, M., Doo, T., Healy, H. S. & Solimeo, S. L. (2018). Metasynthesis of Patient Attitudes Toward Bone Densitometry. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 33(10), 1796-1804. PMID: 30054881.

Seaman, A. T., Dukes, K., Hoffman, R. M., Christensen, A. J., Kendell, N., Sussman, A. L., Veléz-Bermúdez, M., Volk, R. J. & Pagedar, N. A. (2018). The complicated 'Yes': Decision-making processes and receptivity to lung cancer screening among head and neck cancer survivors. Patient Education and Counseling, 101(10), 1741-1747. PMID: 29709410.

Seaman, A. T. (2018). The consequence of "doing nothing": Family caregiving for Alzheimer's disease as non-action in the US. Social Science & Medicine, 197, 63-70. PMID: 29222996.

Seaman, A. T., Stone, A. M. (2017). Little White Lies: Interrogating the (Un)acceptability of Deception in the Context of Dementia. Qualitative Health Research, 27(1), 60-73. PMID: 26613971.

Seaman, A. T. (2015). The Moment of 'Huh'?. Medicine Anthropology Theory.

Stone, A. M., Seaman, A. T. (2014). Metasynthesis: The Utility of Synthesizing Qualitative Health Communication Research. In B. Whaley , N. J. Mahweh (Eds.) Health Communication Research Methods. pp. 254-276. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.