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Personal Narrative Essays — Online

(2021). The Making of "Crazy Fred."Welter.

(2021). Under the Rhododendrons.The Bookends Review[Reprint].

(2021). Custodian of Our Story.Delmarva Review [Reprinted inThe Talbot Spy, March 27, 2021].

(2019). Building Character. Town Crier: The Puritan.

(2019). Community Garden. Dreamers Creatively Writing.

(2018). Black Ribbons. Appalachian Heritage.

(2018). Miscarriages of Social Justice. The Nasiona Magazine.

(2018). Under the Rhododendrons. Not Your Mother's Breast Milk. Pushcart Prize Nominee.

(2017). Taking Care. borrowed solace.

(2017). Big Mama and the Uncertain Leap. Every Pigeon, 1, 62-68.

(2017). The Truth about the Surrender of My Foster Child. Motherwell Magazine.

Essays — Print

Dorgan, K.A. (2021). Pandemic Professor. In Sunsannah Felts and K.K. Fox (Eds).Reckoning: Tennessee Writers on 2020. The Porch.

Dorgan, K.A. (2020). Custodian of Our Story. Delmarva Review,13.

Dorgan, K.A. (2019, Fall). Black Ribbons. Appalachian Heritage.

Duvall, K.L.,Dorgan, K.A., & Hutson, S.P. (2016). Revisiting Appalachia, Revisiting Self. In William Schumann & Rebecca Fletcher (Eds). Revisiting Appalachia. Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky Press.

Dorgan, K.A., Duvall, K.L., & Hutson, S.P. (2015). At the Intersection of Cancer Survivorship, Gender, Family, and Place in Southern Central Appalachia—A Case Study. In C. Park Rice & M. Tedesco (Eds.).Women of the Mountain South: Identity, Work, and Activism.Athens, OH: The Ohio University Press.

Dorgan, K.A.(2014). Controlling My Voice: Producing and Performing a Special-Mothering Narrative. In A. Kinser, K. Freehling-Burton, T. Hawkes (Eds.). Performing Motherhood. (132-148). Toronto, ON: Demeter Press

Dorgan, K.A., Hutson, S.P., Gerding, A., & Duvall, K. (2009).The Highways and Back Roads of Appalachia: A Dialogue about Culturally Tailored Cancer Communication, Education and Research.Preventing Chronic Disease: Public Health Research, Practice, and Policy

Behringer, B., Mabe, K.,Dorgan, K.A., & Hutson, S. (2009).Local Implementation of Cancer Control Activities in Rural Appalachia, 2006.Preventing Chronic Disease: Public Health Research, Practice, and Policy

Dorgan, K.A.(2008).All Hail the Militant Mom: Love and War in the Foster-to-Adopt Home.In A. Kinser (Ed.).Mothering in the Third Wave.(140-151). Toronto, ON: Demeter Press

Research — Selected

Dorgan, K.A., Hutson, S.P., Duvall, K.L., Kinser, A.E., & Hall, J.M. (2014). Connecting Place to Disease and Gender: Cohabitating Morbidities in Narratives of Women Cancer Survivors in Southern Central Appalachia. Women’s Studies in Communication, 37 (3), 292-312, DOI: 10.1080/07491409.2014.950440

Dorgan, K.A., Duvall, K.L., Hutson, S.P., & Kinser, A.E. (2013). Mothered, Mothering & Motherizing in Illness Narratives: What Women Cancer Survivors in Southern Central Appalachia reveal about mothering-disruption. Journal of Appalachian Studies, 19(1&2), 59-81.

Hutson, S.P., Dorgan, K.A., Duvall, K.L., & Garrett, L.H. (2011). Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection and Cervical Cancer Communication: The Protection Dilemma Faced by Women in Southern Appalachia. Women & Health, 51(80), 795-810

Dorgan, K.A., Lang, F., Floyd, M., Kemp, E. (2009). Overcoming Barriers to Physician-Patient Communications of International Medical Graduates. Academic Medicine.84 (11), 1567-1575.

Hutson, S., Dorgan, K.A., Phillips, A., & Behringer, B. (2007). The Mountains Hold Things In: The Use of Community Research Review Workgroups to Address Cancer Disparities in Appalachia. Oncology Nursing Forum, 34(6), 1133-1139 DOI: 10.1188/07.ONF.

Behringer, B., Friedell, G.H., Dorgan, K.A., Hutson, S.P., Naney, C., Phillips, A., Krishnan, K., & Cantrell, E.S. (2007). Understanding the Challenges of Reducing Cancer in Appalachia: Addressing a Place-Based Health Disparity Population. California Journal of Health Promotion.

Parrott, R.L., Silk, K.J., Dorgan, K.A., Condit, C.M., & Harris, T.M. (2005). Risk Comprehension and Judgments of Statistical Evidentiary Appeals. Human Communication Research, 31 (3), 423-452.

Harris, T. M., Parrott, R. L., Dorgan, K.A. (2004). Talking About Human Genetics within Religious Frameworks. Health Communication, 16 (1), 105-116.

Dorgan, K. A., Williams, S. L., Parrott, R. L., & Harris, T. M. (2003). Hope and Despair in Pandora’s Box: Perceiving Reproductive Reward and Risk of Genetics Technologies and Information. Women’s Studies in Communication, 26 (1), 88-117.