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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Cross-institutional collaboration sparks student research on AI, crisis communication

When students from the University of Georgia and Penn State met to kick off a research partnership this past August, they quickly realized they were gaining more than a line […]

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Profiles of Tenacity: Karenia Murry

Fourth-year journalism student Karenia Murry currently serves as the vice president for the National Association of Black Journalists at UGA. She enjoys the community she’s found through organizations and classes […]

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Research indicates policing videos contribute to trauma symptoms among Black Americans

Viewing violent police videos can result in trouble sleeping, symptoms of PTSD and feelings of being on guard, especially among Black Americans, according to research published in the Fall 2023 […]

SEE Suite benefits from Brazil PR agency partnership

The week of November 5, a team representing the Department of Advertising and Public Relations at Grady College visited Brazil to exchange practices and continue research collaboration. Itai Himelboim, Michael […]

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NaYoung Song takes on Crisis Communication

After completing her bachelor’s degree at Korea University, NaYoung Song decided to attend the University of Georgia to receive her master’s, becoming the inaugural scholar in a partnership between the […]

Profiles of Tenacity: Dani García Pozo

Dani García Pozo’s love of writing motivates them to craft memorable stories and projects during their time at Grady College. Read more about their creative pursuits below. Why did you […]


“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.