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CHRC Virtual Seminar Series

Join us for our Fall 2021 Virtual Seminar Series, featuring leading and emerging scholars in risk communication.
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Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, 12-1 p.m.

Dr. Nathan Walter
Assistant Professor
Department of Communication Studies
Faculty, Center for
Communication and Health
Northwestern University

Talk title: “Making it Real: The Role of
Parasocial Relationships in
Enhancing Perceived Susceptibility
and COVID-19 Behavior”

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Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, 12-1 p.m.

Dr. Jiyoung Lee
Assistant Professor
Journalism & Creative Media
University of Alabama

Talk title: “Emotion, Misinformation,
and Deepfake About Health Risks”

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Watch presentations from our distinguished speakers here.

Fall 2019: Dr. Rajiv Rimal, Professor and Chair, Department of Health, Behavior, and Society, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Spring 2019: Dr. Robert Hornik, Wilbur Schramm Professor of Communication and Health Policy, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylania

Fall 2018: Dr. Susan Morgan, Professor of Communication, Associate Provost for Research and Development, University of Miami

Spring 2018: Dr. Daniel O’Keefe, Owen L. Coon Professor of Communication, Northwestern University

Fall 2017: Dr. James P. Dillard, Distinguished Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences, Pennsylvania State University

Spring 2017: Dr. William Klein, Associate Director, Behavioral Research Program, Director of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute

Fall 2016: Dr. Bradford Hesse, Chief, Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch, Behavioral Research Program, National Cancer Institute

Spring 2016: Dr. K. “Vish” Viswanath, Professor, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Director of the Health Communication Core of the Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center

Fall 2015: Dr. Robin L. Nabi, Professor, Department of Communication, University of California – Santa Barbara

Spring 2015: Dr. Gary Kreps, University Distinguished Professor, Director, Center for Health and Risk Communication, Department of Communication, George Mason University

Fall 2014: Dr. Joseph N. Cappella, Gerald R. Miller Professor of Communication, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania