Health Communication Summer Institute

Health communication is critical in today’s fast changing health care landscape. With the explosion of health-related websites, social media technologies, and mobile apps, clinicians, policy-makers, and public health professionals must be well versed in effective health communication across a wide range of media and audiences. Health literacy, strategies to reach target populations, communication campaigns and promotion of behavior change are all affected by these technological shifts. The Summer Institute in Health Communication enables public health and health care professionals to keep pace with these changes with intensive summer courses. These courses provide hands-on training both from Tufts faculty and professionals in the field working to develop and implement effective health communication.

Institute Faculty

Susan Gallagher, MPH
Director, Health Communication Program
Assistant Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
sue.gallagher@tufts.edu

Lisa Gualtieri, PhD, ScM
Assistant Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
l.gualtieri@tufts.edu

Sabrina-Kurtz Rossi, MEd
Adjunct Clinical Instructor for Public Health and Community Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
sabrina.kurtz_rossi@tufts.edu

Course Offerings

Mobile Health Design (online)
May 21 - June 18, 2014

Health Literacy Leadership Institute
June 9 - 13, 2014

Digital Strategies for Health Communication
July 20 - 25, 2014

Previous Summer Institute Attendees Discuss Their Experiences

Lauren Parks on Mobile Health Design

Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi and Julie McKinney on the Health Literacy Leadership Institute

Danielle Kugel on Digital Strategies for Health Communication