We look forward to seeing you at the Biennial D.C. Health Communication Conference!

The Biennial D.C. Health Communication Conference (April 22-24, 2021) will be virtual this year. It will consists of three days of competitive paper and panel presentations, a competitive poster session, and invited speaker presentations.


HCRC Mission

The Health Communication Research Collaborative (HCRC) joins faculty and students to promote inquiry into the field of health communication. Our general purpose is to spark internal and external communication about current health communication research, make graduate students aware of research opportunities, and provide a formal support network across the University for health communication scholarship, education, and service. By involving students in projects, faculty serve as mentors to the next generation of health communication scholars. In turn, students provide fresh perspectives into faculty community-based research and service.

The HCRC is sponsored by the College of Communication and Information, housing faculty engaged in programmatic research, education, and service in health communication. During the last 15 years the graduate faculty has obtained more than $30 million in federal grants in health communication, the doctoral program has been ranked 6th in the country in health communication (applied communication) by the National Communication Association, and four graduate students have been awarded prestigious National Cancer Institute internships.


From The Director

The goal of the Health Communication Research Collaborative (HCRC) is to foster interdisciplinary collaborations in health communication research at the University of Kentucky. We do so by sponsoring meetings, workshops, training and professional development programs for faculty and graduate students and hosting the biennial Kentucky Conference on Health Communication (KCHC).

Our faculty has a reputation for creating innovative interdisciplinary partnerships and multidisciplinary research teams to tackle health communication challenges. Building on the tradition of a small group of National Institutes of Health-funded health communication researchers at the University of Kentucky (including Drs. Lewis Donohew and Phil Palmgreen), today we have more than 50 faculty and graduate students involved in tailored and targeted health message design research, implementation, dissemination, and evaluation projects. Read more…


Our Reputation

Our faculty has a reputation for creating innovative partnerships with faculty in the Colleges of Agriculture, Arts and Sciences, Business and Economics, Dentistry, Design, Education, Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Social Work to tackle health communication challenges. Building on the tradition of a small group of National Institutes of Health-funded health communication campaign researchers at the University of Kentucky, today we have more than 50 faculty and graduate students involved in tailored and targeted health message design research, implementation, dissemination, and evaluation.


UPCOMING EVENTS...

Consider attending the 2022 Kentucky Conference on Health Communication! For more information, click here.


NEWS OF INTEREST...

Congratulations to Dr. Don Helme, who is co-investigator on the $87 million HEAL grant to the University of Kentucky to combat the opioid epidemic (Dr. Sharon Walsh, principal investigator). Click here to read about it.