WHAT WE DO
The Center’s mission is to improve the quality and safety of healthcare as patients experience it, to improve the health of populations, and to reduce the cost of care by applying the interdisciplinary tools of the communication arts and sciences to the most pressing challenges in healthcare.
The Center for Communication and Heath is a home for interdisciplinary collaborations between affiliated faculty from the School of Communication, the McCormick School of Engineering, and the Institute for Public Heath and Medicine, as well as collaborations with researchers from outside the Northwestern.
The one-year, professional MS degree in Health Communication is a unique program that will prepare students to solve important problems in healthcare. The program takes an innovative approach to health communication—bringing together the science of social influence with the science of human centered interaction design.
The Center brings together interdisciplinary groups of scholars who share a goal of designing new communications-based solutions to promote health and wellness as well as prepare students to solve important problems in healthcare within the professional MSHC program.