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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.


Distinguised  Speaker Series

Dr. Joseph Cappella from the University of Pennsylvania delivered the inaugural talk as part of the CHRC Distinguished Speaker Series. Click here to watch Dr. Cappella’s presentation.


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. [ > ]

CHRC to hold physio-equipment training. [ > ]

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