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Center for Health and Risk Communication


We are an academic research unit of the University of Maryland committed to advancing interdisciplinary research and theory in health and risk communication; providing communication-based education and training related to health promotion, risk reduction, and resilience; promoting collaboration and dialogue among government, academia, and industry; and improving health and risk communication to inform and empower communities and individuals.



Dr. K. “Vish” Viswanath
Fall 2016 CHRC Distinguished Speaker, Dr. Bradford Hesse, Chief of the National Cancer Institute's Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch. Dr. Hesse's talk can be viewed here.