Health care is a rapidly growing and ever-evolving field that relies on skilled communications professionals to craft and disseminate messages with clarity and authority on topics that influence public and personal health. From significant contributions in disease prevention, to groundbreaking campaigns in health awareness, and through efforts to improve doctor/ patient relations, Health Communicators are in demand and critical to the facilitation of public awareness and understanding of health care issues. The Boston University Online Master of Science in Health Communication program is designed to shape progressive Health Communicators, equipping them with the tools needed to effectively impact public and personal health literacy.
Professor Quigley is a public relations consultant whose work is concentrated in the areas of media relations, public affairs, community relations, and crisis communication. Prior to launching a public relations consulting business, he was a partner with the Boston public relations firm of Schneider & Associates. He has provided strategic counsel and created public relations campaigns for a broad range of national and international clients.
View a video about Boston University's Master of Science in Health Communication narrated by the program co-coordinators, Dr. Domenic Screnci and Professor Steve Quigley. Master of Science in Health Communication Course Spotlight
This course provides an overview of the professional principles and practices in public relations for corporate, governmental, agency, and nonprofit organizations. It includes history, organization, and scope of the public relations field; its roots in social science, types of campaigns and programs, and professional ethics.
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A specialist in biopharmaceutical marketing and corporate communications, Michael Durand has been responsible for market preparation, launch and ongoing public relations for many landmark medicines including Aranesp and Vectibix for Amgen, Taxol and Glucophage for Bristol-Myers Squibb and Vytorin for Merck/Schering-Plough.
Highlights of effective health communication at work from faculty and students in the Boston University Master of Science in Health Communication program.
You don’t have to be a doctor to save a life. Trish Salomon is proof of that. Salomon, a graduate of BU’s Master of Science in Health Communication program, was recently the spotlight of an article in Food & Nutrition Magazine that highlights the life-changing impact she is making in her role as the wellness manager at Bemis Company, Inc.View other recent articles
As the health care industry continues to grow, there are more and more career opportunities available for specialized health communicators.
This month's job feature: Health & Wellness Consultant
The Health & Wellness Consultant works with clientele to develop wellness strategies for their employees. The consultant provides wellness solutions and products, making an immediate impact in the lives of others. Clinical experience and/or knowledge of epidemiology and disease management are strongly preferred.
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