Health/Risk Centers


Southern Center for Communication, Health and Poverty

“The Southern Center for Communication, Health and Poverty develops, fosters, and translates health communication research to enhance the health and well-being of economically disadvantaged people of the South.”

Michigan State

This site is an aggregate for the Michigan State Health & Risk Communication Center, a collection of over 20 faculty members involved in health communications research, education, outreach, and promotion.

University of Maryland

University of Maryland Center for Health & Risk Communication site.

Harvard Center for Health Communication

The Harvard School of Public Health Center for Health Communication intends to strengthen the connection between journalists and health professionals, among other goals.

Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

“CCP advances the science and art of strategic communication to improve health and save lives.”

Annenberg Center for Health Behavior and Communication Research

“The Health Communication area of the Annenberg Public Policy Center addresses public awareness of health policy and health-related behaviors. The Center has sponsored or co-sponsored conferences on the impact of health information media campaigns on public health behavior and on the policy issues related to online consumer health information.”

University of Michigan Center for Health Communications Research

Designated as a National Cancer Institute Center of Excellence.

University of Missouri Health Communication Research Center

The University of Missouri Health Communication Research Center specializes in evidence-based health communication . Their website includes a portfolio of case studies.

George Mason Center for Health and Risk Communication

Boasting a strong research team, the George Mason CHRC is well connected to relevant health care constituencies outside of the university including the National Cancer Institute Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Health e-Technologies Program.

Stanford Prevention Research Center

“The Stanford Prevention Research Center (SPRC) is a consortium of renowned experts who are world leaders in investigating ways to prevent disease and promote health. Their work is focused on identifying the most practical, science-based solutions for addressing some of society’s most pervasive—and preventable—health issues.”

University of Toronto Health Communication Unit

The Health Communication Unit at the University of Toronto provides consultations, seminars, workshops, and other events on a regional scale.

Carnegie Mellon Center for Risk Perception and Communication

The Carnegie Mellon Center for Risk Perception and Communication bases its work on a “mental models methodology, which facilitates the integration of relevant information into a coherent “expert” model, and provides a robust procedure for the measurement of lay perceptions and the development and evaluation of communications.”

National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism

Based out of the University of Maryland, The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism—better known as START—is “a university-based research and education center comprised of an international network of scholars committed to the scientific study of the causes and human consequences of terrorism in the United States and around the world.”

Ohio State University Health Communication Research Group

CHASSIS (Communication, Health, Attitude, Structure, & Social Influence Strategies) is a blog and web forum hosted by Ohio State University faculty and students interested in understanding the processes surrounding attitude and behavioral change.

Rutgers Center for Environmental Communication

“The Center has been helping clients navigate the often hazardous shoals of human perception involving high profile risk and crisis issues for over 40 years. Our science-based solutions are practical, applicable, and effective.”