Health Communication News

In the fight against vaccine skepticism, employers can play a key role, not only because it’s an important precaution for the health and safety of their employees, but also because a recent survey shows people around the world tend to trust their employers more than governments or the media.

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Posted: March 22, 2021

Dr. Carla Fisher discusses her research on effective mother-daughter and family communication about breast cancer and other chronic diseases, and how clinicians can play a role in fostering that communication.

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Posted: March 8, 2021

Secure messaging, online communication between patients and clinicians within the electronic health record, soared almost 50% from pre-COVID-19 to the present. This research explored how to communicate effectively as telemedicine becomes standard.

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Posted: February 24, 2021

CJC scholars and Centers explore misinformation and vaccine hesitancy, how AI-base recommendation engines can reinforce vaccine misinformation, and strategies to increase the publics' confidence in COVID-19 vaccines.

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Posted: February 14, 2021

With breast cancer as the most commonly diagnosed cancer for women in the U.S. and the leading cause of death for women in the world, it is critical for mothers and daughters to discuss the disease, potential causes and how to reduce risks of developing breast cancer.

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Posted: January 11, 2021

Jordan Alpert, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising assistant professor, is co-author of “A Simulated Graphical Interface for Integrating Patient-Generated Health Data from Smartwatches With Electronic Health Records: Usability Study” published in JMIR Human Factors on Oct. 30. Alpert, Naga Prabhaker Kota, Sanjay Ranka, Tonatiuh Mendoza, Lawrence…

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Posted: November 2, 2020

University of Florida STEM Translational Communication Center (STCC) post-doctoral associate Melissa Vilaro and STEM Center Director Janice Krieger  are the co-authors of “Tailoring Virtual Human-Delivered Interventions: A Digital Intervention Promoting Colorectal Cancer Screening for Black Women” published in the Journal of Psychological, Social and Behavioral Dimensions of Cancer on Sept.…

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Posted: September 15, 2020

Carma Bylund, Public Relations associate professor at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications and associate professor in the Division of Hematology & Oncology at the UF College of Medicine, is the co-author of “International Barriers to Parent-Child Communication About Sexual and Reproductive Health Topics: A Qualitative Systemic…

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Posted: September 8, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications scholars Carma Bylund and Carla Fisher recorded “Communicating with the Young Adult with Blood Cancer” for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Treating Blood Cancer Podcast Series for Professionals. It was posted on Aug. 13. Bylund is Public Relations Professor at the University…

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Posted: September 8, 2020

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States. It’s also the leading cause of death for women globally. But educational information that doesn’t take into account cultural differences among women may not be as effective as communication embracing those differences.

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Posted: July 29, 2020

Cynthia Morton, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising associate professor, is the co-investigator for $959,000 grant from the National Institute on Aging – National Institutes for Health (NIA-NIH) to explore how minority family members can potentially influence each other to be involved with healthy aging clinical research…

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Posted: July 23, 2020

Kim Walsh-Childers, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communication Journalism professor, and Janice Krieger, director, STEM Translational Communication Center, are co-authors of “Development of a Minority Prostate Cancer Research Digest: Communication Strategy Statement for Black Men” published in the Journal of Cancer Education, July 2020. In the study, Walsh-Childers,…

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Posted: July 14, 2020