Strategic Health & Risk Communication

Strategic Health & Risk Communication Certificate

Gain the knowledge, skills and experience needed to apply communication principles to public health problems.

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Students combat election misinformation at What the Hackathon

As the U.S. continues through another election cycle, University of Georgia students learned how to identify and combat election-related misinformation at the spring 2024 What the Hackathon. The event was […]

Billboard featuring the first guests of "We Disrupt This Podcast": Quinta Brunson and Damon Lindelof.

The Peabody Awards and Center for Media & Social Impact launch “We Disrupt this Broadcast”

Quinta Brunson, Damon Lindelof, Ramy Youssef, Pamela Adlon, Charlie Brooker, and more medium-defining industry showrunners and writers are the featured guests on We Disrupt This Broadcast, a new podcast debuting […]

Profiles of Tenacity: Kayla Freeman

Fourth-year advertising major Kayla Freeman is driven to succeed by the community around her and the values the opportunities she’s found through the college. Read on as she shares her […]

Grady College graduate students earn recognition

It’s been an active spring of recognition for the outstanding work of graduate students at Grady College. Several students from the Grady College Graduate Studies program have been recognized for […]

Kim Landrum’s teaching practices, career and favorite local food

Listen to the full episode on Spotify or Apple Podcasts. Kim Landrum is a senior lecturer in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations at Grady College and the program director for the […]

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Journalism Innovation Lab team finishes third in national innovation competition

The Journalism Innovation Lab’s second student innovation team, from the University of Georgia’s Cox Institute of Innovation, Management and Leadership, finished in the top three teams in the nation in […]


“Strategic communication in health is a bridge connecting between the public and health, which reduces the information gap in a clear and easily understable way.”

Lanlan Zhang

2023 graduate of the SHRC program


“I chose to pursue the Strategic Health and Risk Communications certificate because I wanted to equip myself with the knowledge and skills to bridge the gap between complex health information and the general public.”

Michaela Gearty

(AB ’23)


“My grandparents lived in an assisted living facility, and during the pandemic, we were unable to spend quality time with them. I decided that becoming an event planner in a retirement community would be a fulfilling career for me. I received an email about the Health and Risk Communications certificate program and it seemed to be a perfect fit for my career goals!”

Caroline Kulp

(AB ’23)


Gain expertise in strategic health and risk communication, and expand your career opportunities in this fast-growing area.