Our Mission

The health and wellness faculty cluster brings together faculty across the school whose research, teaching and service focus centrally on closing disparities and improving health and wellness outcomes for individual, groups, and communities in the U.S. and globally. Our work examines the evolving role that communication, information, and media play in facilitating personal and public health via a range of processes and mechanisms – health education and health literacy, risk communication, persuasion and social influence, social support, capacity-building, and informatics – and across a wide range of health challenges, including drug and alcohol addiction, cancer, HIV/AIDS, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, mental health, and wellness more generally. We work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and practitioners across disciplines and professional practices to produce effective and sustainable solutions to these and other challenges, and we are equally committed to the education of our students and to the betterment of our communities.

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