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Health Communication

Faculty and students interested in health communication at Cornell are concerned with the role of communication research, theory, design and practice in health promotion, health policy and health care. Topics of inquiry include media campaigns to promote healthy behavior, provider-patient interaction, social support networks, public communication about science related to health, public meetings about community health risks, technology and health, health policy, public policy and producer provided health communications, and message design for health promotion. Specific projects have focused on communication related to cancer, smoking, diet and nutrition, food safety, social determinants of health, increasing enrollment for clinical trials, and priority populations like children, adolescents and low income adults.