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Health Communication

The Health Communication Temporary Working Group of ECREA provides a forum to discuss issues and present cutting-edge research dedicated to analyzing the challenges of health communication. 

Topics covered include media effects on information processing, knowledge and health related behavior, the representation of health-related topics in the media, the role of new communication technologies in health-related contexts, campaign strategies, doctor-patient interactions, health-related communication in social networks, and other related aspects of health communication.

The Health Communication Working Group is particularly interested in bringing together health communication scholars from different parts of Europe to better understand how different historical trajectories, national differences in cultural dimensions, health systems and policies shape health communication.

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Management Team

Dr. Doreen Reifegerste (Bielefeld University, Germany)

Vice chair:
Prof. Dr. Thomas N. Friemel (University of Zuerich, Switzerland)

Vice chair:
Prof. Dr. Julia C.M. van Weert (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)

YECREA representative:
Maria Angélica Real Serrano (University Carlos III of Madrid)

A list of management team contacts is available on  ECREA intranet

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