CommUnity Health Action Lab (CUHAL)

The CommUnity Health Action Lab (CUHAL) is an interorganizational collaboration with colleagues at the University of Iowa is to understand and provide feasible, workable solutions to problems through partnerships with affected communities. We aim to improve health across the lifespan in contexts ranging from the healthcare environment, to the community, to the digital web. Our research prioritizes circumstances that can be improved through communication intervention and are experienced within vulnerable communities. We partner with individuals, families, healthcare providers, non-profit organizations, social welfare organizations, and across all levels of government.

We engage theory to understand problems and contexts and use field experiences with communities to build theory. Most notably we use information management theories, technology adoption theory, and theories of supportive communication to inform our efforts.

For a directory of current Rutgers students research with the lab click here.

Director

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Maria Venetis

Associate Professor of Communication

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 Shawnika Hull

Shawnika Hull

Assistant Professor of Communication

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Lisa Mikesell

Lisa Mikesell

Associate Professor of Communication

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Charles Senteio

Charles Senteio

Associate Professor of Library and Information Science

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