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Center for Health and Risk Communication


We are an academic research unit of the University of Maryland committed to advancing interdisciplinary research and theory in health and risk communication; providing communication-based education and training related to health promotion, risk reduction, and resilience; promoting collaboration and dialogue among government, academia, and industry; and improving health and risk communication to inform and empower communities and individuals.


New People

CHRC welcomes new graduate students and faculty who do health communication research. Their interests in health communication range from media effects, social norms, to the dynamics of persuasion. Click here for more information.


CHRC to hold physio-equipment training. [ > ]

FDA publishes evidence-based risk communication guidebook. [ > ]

Newly-established UMD research group conducts community-based projects that aim to increase cancer early detection in and around Prince George’s County, Maryland. [ > ]