Stuart Grande, PhD, MPA

Lecturer, Division of Health Policy and Management

Stuart Grande

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-625-3790

Office Address:
C398 Mayo Memorial Building

Mailing Address:
Division of Health Policy and Management
MMC 729
Minneapolis, MN 55455

PhD, Health Behavior, Indiana University

MPA, Public Management and Community Development, Indiana University


I work as a medical sociologist with a deep interest in the social and behavioral factors that contribute to health inequities. My current research and teaching considers the collaborative benefits of novel technologies on patient-provider communication. I apply principles of community-based participatory research (CBPR) with innovative models of health communication like shared decision making (SDM) to improve the way individuals, families, and clinicians engage with health and the healthcare system. 


Health communication, health behavior, social determinants of health, shared decision making, community-based participatory research, qualitative methods



Grande SW, Adams LV, Maseko TSB, Talbot EA, deGijsel D, Mikal J, Simelane ZZ, Achili A, Mkhontfo M, and Haumba SM (2020) The Social Implications of Participant Choice on Adherence to Isonaizid Preventive Therapy (IPT): A Follow-up Study to High Completion Rates in Eswatini. PloS One 15 (5): e0232841.

Grande SW & Sherman LD (2018) Too Important to Ignore: Leveraging Digital Technology to Improve Chronic Illness Management Among Black Men. Journal of Medical Internet Research 20 (5): e182.

Adams LV, Basu D, Grande SW, Craig SR, Patridge M, Panth N, Trump Redd V, Phalaste M, Singo A, Ntshekang K, Osewe P, Mulley A (2017) Barriers to Tuberculosis Care among Mineworkers and their Families in South Africa: An ethnographic study. The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 21(5).571-578.

Grande SW, Castaldo, MG, Carpenter-Song, E, Griesemer I, Elwyn, G (2016) A digital advocate? Reactions of rural people who experience homelessness to the idea of recording clinical encounters. Health Expectations. doi:10.1111/hex.12492

Grande SW, Faber M, Durand M, Thompson R, Elwyn G (2014) A classification model of patient engagement methods and assessment of their feasibility in real-world settings. Patient Education and Counseling. 95:2. 281-287.

Naslund J, Grande SW, Aschbrenner K, Elwyn G (2014) Naturally Occurring Peer Support through Social Media: The Experiences of Individuals with Severe Mental Illness Using YouTube. PLOS One;9:9.



PubH 6751 - Principles of Management in Health Service Organizations

PubH 6525 - Introduction to Population Health: A Health System Perspective

PubH 7570 - Introduction to Population Health: A Health System Perspective

PubH 7784 - Master's Project Seminar