Certificate in Digital Health Communication

Certificate Students with Director Lisa Gualtieri, July 2016

Tufts University School of Medicine's certificate program in Digital Health Communication gives graduates the skills for creating effective health communication messaging and campaigns using digital media, including the web, social media, and mobile technologies. Given the current explosion of digital communication, this program will provide a tailored skill set that can be used across organizations of all types and sizes, including consulting and public relations firms, hospitals and healthcare systems, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, government agencies, and public health departments.

A leader in the field, Tufts introduced one of the first master’s degrees in health communication in 1994; the certificate program builds upon this existing expertise by offering one the few graduate-level programs of its kind. Designed for working professionals, the certificate can be completed on a part-time basis in one year. The program consists of five courses including a one-week long in person summer course and four online courses offered evenings using synchronous technology. Students can enter the program and start classes in January, May, July, or September.

"The program has provided me with community, networking opportunities, and skills that I can immediately apply to my work. The diversity of everyone's experiences and interests really complements the coursework."
- Emily Klein, Program Associate, Simons Foundation
Emily Klein
"I am ready and able to share some good science with the world, in the ways people most want to receive it.  From traditional means like writing articles and patient handouts, to modern approaches like social media and smart devices, I aim to apply my learning to spreading the good nutrition word."
- Sandra Rosenbluth, Program Coordinator and Communications Specialist, RecycleHealth

"The program has unexpectedly given me much needed opportunities to reflect on my work and has reminded me of my love of feature writing and reporting. I had hoped that the program would confirm for me that the healthcare field is where I want to focus my professional energy and it has definitely done this, and in fact opened me up to a broader view of healthcare media."
- Charlotte Rowe, Editor of Oliver Wyman Health, a new virtual platform for the management and consulting firm's Health & Life Sciences practice
Charlotte Rowe

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"Congratulations to Lisa Gualtieri and the team at Tufts for creating a program that has such relevance to the industry. It is so important to shine a light on the role of digital communication within healthcare and the possibilities it represents." The Healthcare Marketer

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