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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 CHC has more than 40 affiliated faculty and graduate students from across the university. As of April 2017, the CHC is officially a joint academic center of both the Moody College of Communication and Dell Medical School. The Center is supported, in part, from the Excellence Endowment established  by the generous gift to The University of Texas at Austin from the Moody Foundation.

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 research, education, and practice. Our interdisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners embraces opportunities to use communication to improve the health of all people.

Health Communication Defined

Health communication is the science and art of using communication to advance the health and well-being of people and populations. 

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, 512-475-9165.