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The Viswanath Lab engages in health-related knowledge generation; knowledge translation for audiences at the individual, community, and institutional levels; and promoting social change though investment in social and human capital.

The Lab’s current research focuses on documenting the link between inequalities in communication and health disparities, and how to address these disparities through communication and dissemination. Within this context, the Lab’s work explores:

  • E-health and health disparities
  • Information seeking among cancer survivors and patients
  • The professional work of health journalists
  • How people learn about health from the media
  • The role of the media in tobacco use
  • Health communication and social capital
Updated on April 25, 2013
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ICTs, particularly mobile media, offer an enormous potential to reach people who have been bypassed by earlier communication revolutions.

K Viswanath
Institute on Science for Global Policy