Gary Kreps

University Distinguished Professor, Department of Communication, George Mason University
Director, Center for Health and Risk Communication

Gary Kreps' areas of expertise include health communication and promotion, information dissemination, organizational communication, information technology, multicultural relations, risk/crisis management, health informatics, and applied research methods.

Dr. Kreps is an advisor to numerous health communications-related organizations including the Open Network Alliance onHealth Hubs.

Kevin Wright

Professor, Department of Communications, College of Humanities and Social Studies, George Mason University

Interests:  social media and interpersonal relationships, life span communication, and interpersonal issues in health communication

Dr. Wright has focused much of his research on social support processes and health outcomes in both face-to-face and computer-mediated contexts. He is the author of five books, including Health Communication in the 21st Century and Computer-Mediated Communication in Personal Relationships. He has published over 70 articles and book chapters.

Jeffrey E. Herrick

Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Program Director, Department of Rehabilitation Science in the College of Health and Human Services

Dr. Herrick is an exercise physiologist with extensive experience in analyzing biological mechanisms underlying cardiopulmonary responses in a wide range of clinical populations.

He is presently doing research on Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Muscle Fatigue.

Katherine E. Rowan

Director, Undergraduate Communication Program, George Mason University
Director, Science Communication Graduate Program

Dr. Rowan focuses on risk communication, science communication, and public relations. Her research concerns the public relations challenges of earning trust and explaining complexities in risk and crisis communication contexts.

Anne M. Nicotera

Chair and Professor, Department of Communications, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, George Mason University

Dr. Nicotera focuses on health communication, nursing communication, communicative/interactive constitution of organization, race and gender, diversity, and culture and organizations.

Suzie Carmack

Health Communication Science Lead / Social Scientist, MITRE
Author, Strategist and Speaker
Adjunct Faculty, George Mason University

As a Health Communications Lead at the MITRE corporation, I enjoy designing evidence-based communications strategy for U.S. government sponsors. As a non-profit organization, MITRE operates Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDC's) in the public trust. At MITRE, I work to ensure that our internal (CDC programs) and external (public health partners) communication efforts optimize stakeholder engagement.  As a scholar, I coach young scholars to see the world from multiple points of view, and bring my research on the sciences of communication and well-being to the classroom.

Sergei A. Samoilenko

Instructor, Communication Department, George Mason University
Faculty Advisor, Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

Sergei Samoilenko's research focus is on public relations, crisis communication, reputation management, new media.

Eric L. Olson

Outreach Coordinator, PressForward Project, Center for History and New Media
Director of the Science Communication Network Initiative, National Science Communication Institute
Science Communications Consultant

Focuses on open access, science literacy, and media literacy advocate. Communication specialist with extensive postgraduate training and experience with science outreach, science communication evaluation, proposal editing, web content development, and relationship building.

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