Health and Wellness Cluster

The health and wellness faculty cluster brings together faculty across the school whose research, teaching and service focus centrally on closing disparities and improving health and wellness outcomes for individual, groups, and communities in the U.S. and globally. Our work examines the evolving role that communication, information, and media play in facilitating personal and public health via a range of processes and mechanisms – health education and health literacy, risk communication, persuasion and social influence, social support, capacity-building, and informatics – and across a wide range of health challenges, including drug and alcohol addiction, cancer, HIV/AIDS, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, mental health, and wellness more generally. We work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and practitioners across disciplines and professional practices to produce effective and sustainable solutions to these and other challenges, and we are equally committed to the education of our students and to the betterment of our communities.              

Chair

Itzhak Yanovitzky

Itzhak Yanovitzky

Associate Professor of Communication and Communication Area Coordinator for the Ph.D. Program

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Faculty Members

Galina Bolden

Galina Bolden

Associate Professor of Communication

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Costello

Kaitlin L. Costello

Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science

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lauren feldman

Lauren Feldman

Associate Professor of Journalism and Media Studies

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Kathryn Green

Kathryn Greene

Professor of Communication

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Alexa Hepburn

Research Professor of Communication

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Sunyoung Kim

Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science

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Clifton Lacy

Clifton Lacy

Distinguished Professor of Professional Practice

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Dafna Lemish

Dafna Lemish

Associate Dean for Programs and Professor of Journalism and Media Studies

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Administration

Matthew Matsaganis

Matthew Matsaganis

Associate Professor of Communication

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Lisa Mikesell

Lisa Mikesell

Assistant Professor of Communication

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Hartmut B. Mokros

Professor of Communication

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Brent Ruben

Executive Director, Rutgers Center for Organizational Leadership and Distinguished Professor of Communication

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Charles Senteio

Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science

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Stewart

Lea P. Stewart

Director of the Center for Communication and Health Issues and Professor of Communication

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Jennifer Theiss

Director of the Ph.D. Program and Associate Professor of Communication

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