About ECA

Interest Group: Health Communication

Mission Statement

The Health Communication Interest Group of ECA studies the processes, practices, and policies related to human and mediated communication in health care and health promotion. Research presented within this division evolves from a wide range of theories and methodological approaches that often address the ways individuals seek, interpret, and respond to health information. The interest group promotes scholarship that examines communication in health education and promotion, health care consumer-provider relationships, caregiving, healthcare organizations, health policy, health campaigns and interventions, communication and aging, lifespan development, risk communication, and e-health applications. The interest group welcomes submissions from scholars at all stages in their academic career, especially those interested in exploring and applying new theoretical perspectives to health communication.

IG Contacts

Chair:   Rukhsana Ahmed, University of Ottawa
Secretary: Nicole Hudak, Ohio University
EC Rep (term begins Sunday 2016/ends Thursday 2018): Shawn Stracher, Kent State University
2018 Planner: Hannah Ball, West Virginia University