Health Communication Leadership Institute

Austin, Texas | June 18-21, 2019

Overview

In this engaging three-day advanced workshop, current and aspiring health communication leaders will learn strategies and best practices for leadership, management, and innovation. Speakers include internationally-respected experts from diverse sectors and settings. Training sessions will be highly participatory and case-study driven.

Attendance is limited to professionals with at least seven years of work experience in for-profit, non-profit, or government settings. Space is extremely limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

HCLI 2019 Information

We are excited to announce that HCLI 2019 will be hosted in Austin from June 18-21, 2019! The conference will be held in the Belo Center for New Media with a shuttle running to and from the Hampton Inn.

We are working on an agenda focused on health communication and leadership that will build leaders in their organizations and for the field of health communication. We have exciting changes planned to keep things fresh and beneficial for returning participants.

Download the Draft Agenda.

Registration for HCLI 2019:

  • Early Bird rate, before April 1: $1,150. 
  • After April 1: $1,450.
  • Group discounts are available. Organizations can get $50 off the second participant they send to HCLI, and $100 for each additional participant. E-mail CHC Director Mike Mackert for more information and discount codes.
  • UT faculty/staff can register for HCLI for $850.
  • Refund Policy: Requests for cancelations/refunds received before 12:00pm CT on May 1, 2019, will receive full refunds of the original registration amount minus a 5% processing fee. Requests for cancelations/refunds received between 12:00pm CT on May 1, 2019, and 12:00pm on May 18, 2019, will receive a 50% refund of the original registration amount (with an additional 5% processing fee). No refunds will be available for cancelations received after 12:00pm on May 18, 2019.

Hotel Reservations:

  • The Center for Health Communication has partnered with the Hampton Inn & Suites for a contracted rate of $199/night.
  • Please utilize this link to reserve a room directly through the Hampton OR call 512-499-8881 and reference HCLI to reserve a room under the contracted rate. 
  • Refund Policy: Hotel cancelations must be resolved directly between the participant and the conference hotel and are subject to the hotel's rules, regulations, and deadlines. 

HCLI 2019 Speakers

  • Jay Bernhardt, Ph.D.: Dean, University of Texas Moody College of Communication; Founding Director, University of Texas Center for Health Communication
  • Jewel Mullen, M.D., MPH: Associate Dean for Health Equity, Dell Medical School, the University of Texas at Austin
  • Octavio N. Martinez, Jr. Ph.D.: Executive Director, Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, the University of Texas at Austin
  • Katherine Jones, M.A.: Director of Strategy and Mission/s, Design Institute for Health, the University of Texas at Austin
  • Art Markman, Ph.D.: Director, Human Dimensions of Organizations, Department of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin; Host, Two Guys on Your Head, KUT
  • Robert Duke, Ph.D.: Director, Center for Music Learning, Professor in Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin; Host, Two Guys on Your Head, KUT
  • Sean Thompson: Partner and Co-Founder, lookthinkmake
  • Jeff Noel: Creative Director, lookthinkmake
  • Sean Burnett, MBA: Vice President of Marketing, HCA Houston Healthcare
  • Jessica Duncan Cance, MPH, Ph.D.: Agency Analytics Unit Manager, Center for Health Statistics, Texas Department of State Health Services
  • Natalie Brown-Devlin, Ph.D.: Assistant Professor, Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations, Moody College of Communication, the University of Texas at Austin 
  • Mike Mackert, Ph.D.: Director, Center for Health Communication, Moody College of Communication & Dell Medical School; Associate Professor, Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations, Moody College of Communication, the University of Texas at Austin
  • Jessica Hughes Wagner, MPH.: Assistant Director, Center for Health Communication, Moody College of Communication & Dell Medical School, the University of Texas at Austin
  • Laura Brown, Ph.D.: Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Health Communication, Moody College of Communication & Dell Medical School, the University of Texas at Austin
  • Deena Kemp, Ph.D.: Assistant Professor, Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations at the University of Texas at Austin
  • Allison Lazard, Ph.D.: Associate Professor, School of Media and Journalism, theUniversity of North Carolina
  • Brenda Berkelaar, Ph.D.: Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical and Industrial Engineering, Polytechnique Montreal
  • Rob Milman, M.D.: Senior Clinical Advisor for the Center for Health Communication at the University of Texas at Austin; retired radiologist and former partner in the Austin Radiological Association
  • Shana Merlin: Founder of Merlin Works

Access Previous HCLI Agendas

HCLI Director

The Health Communication Leadership Institute is led by Dr. Michael Mackert, Director of the Center for Health Communication. He is an award-winning teacher and researcher in health communication and serves as chair of the Provost Teaching Fellow’s program at The University of Texas at Austin.

Founding Director

Dr. Jay Bernhardt is the Dean of the Moody College of Communication and Founding Director of the Center for Health Communication. He was the creator of the National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media and the Digital Health Communication eXtravaganza, and former Director of the National Center for Health Marketing at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.