Center for Health Communication

Center for Health Communication

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Center for Health Communication

Communication for Healthier People in a Connected World

About the Center

The Center for Health Communication was established in 2014 to bring together researchers and experts on many diverse areas of health communication into one organizational unit where they can collaborate, share ideas and innovations, and advance their scholarship and its impact to the highest possible level. The Center has more than 20 affiliated faculty, representing all five departments and schools from Moody College along with faculty from other colleges at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas Health Sciences Center.

Our Vision

Improving health through evidence-based communication research.

Our Mission

Our people have broad and deep communication expertise that allows our Center to lead the creation of evidence-based health communication scholarship, education, and community involvement.  Our interdisciplinary group of scholars embraces opportunities to use communication to improve the health of people around the globe.

Health Communication Defined

A multidisciplinary field of study and practice that integrates evidence, strategy, theory, and creativity, to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, organizations, and communities by developing and delivering messages and data, to influence health behaviors and health policies.

Supporting the Center

The Center for Health Communication will soon be one of the leading centers of its kind throughout the world. The Center’s research, teaching, programs, and partnerships will make a significant impact on health for people in Texas and around the country and globally. Your investment will allow the Center to accelerate its progress by filling critical positions, developing and acquiring cutting-edge technologies, implementing innovative pilot studies that will lead to larger grants and contracts, and building a world-class online presence and dissemination network to share its work with partners and practitioners.

For more information, please contact Michael Wilson, Assistant Dean for External Relations, Moody College of Communication at or 512-475-9165.