Welcome to the web site for the Health and Risk Communication Center in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University. We are a collection of over 20 faculty members who engage in communication-based education, outreach, and research related to risk reduction and health promotion. We engage trans-disciplinary communication research and activities that promote healthy lifestyle choices, address environmental risk factors, and maintain food security.

The HRCC Center team includes experts in the areas of health and risk communication, environmental and science communication, mass media, new technology, interpersonal communication, family communication, and intercultural communication. Our team uses message production, statistical methods, focus groups, and surveys to study topics related to a wide variety of topical areas ranging from obesity to water conservation. Our team is able to provide specialized knowledge and expertise on all aspects of the communication process and we offer specialized services that can be applied to any health or risk issue.

Please explore our site and contact us if we can be of service to you.

Maria K. Lapinski, Director
Email: hrcc@msu.edu

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HRCC Health & Risk Communication Center