Science, Health, Risk, and Environment

Researchers in this area are concerned with the role of communication in the areas of science, health, risk, and environmental sustainability. Our research leads to both new theoretical insights and more robust communication practice across the areas of science, health, risk, and environmental sustainability. It enables the development of strategic campaigns/messaging to promote healthy behavior and health policy, environmental sustainability action, public understanding of science, health interventions, and similar topics.

Some topics that our research addresses include:

  • The communication of scientific uncertainty
  • Public engagement and decision-making
  • Public opinion dynamics and processes
  • Media coverage of science, health, risk and the environment
  • Prevalence, spread and impacts of misinformation
  • Social networks and social support
  • Patient-provider interaction
  • Literacy, inequalities and communication
  • The role of technology
  • Theory and design of effective communication campaigns

Associated Faculty

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Dominic Balog-Way

Postdoctoral Associate

Department of Communication

Dominic Balog-Way
  • db729 [at] cornell.edu
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E. Lauren Chambliss

Senior Lecturer

Department of Communication

E. Lauren Chambliss
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Amelia Greiner Safi

Senior Research Associate

Department of Communication

Amelia Greiner Safi
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Bruce Lewenstein

Professor

Department of Communication

Bruce Lewenstein
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Neil Lewis, Jr.

Assistant Professor

Department of Communication

Neil Lewis, Jr.
  • nlewisjr [at] cornell.edu
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Katherine McComas

Vice Provost for Engagement and Land-Grant Affairs

Office of the Provost

Professor

Department of Communication

Katherine McComas
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Jeff Niederdeppe

Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

Department of Communication

Jeff Niederdeppe
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Norman Porticella

Research Associate

Department of Communication

Norman Porticella
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Jonathon Schuldt

Associate Professor

Department of Communication

Jonathon Schuldt
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Michael Shapiro

Professor

Department of Communication

Michael Shapiro
Communication Theory
Media Psychology
Psychology Of Attitude
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Andrea Stevenson Won

Assistant Professor

Department of Communication

Andrea Stevenson Won
Connie Yuan
Y. Connie Yuan

Professor

Department of Communication

Professor

Department of Global Development

Y. Connie Yuan
Organizational communication
Intercultural communication
Knowledge management