Health Communication Division


Itzhak Yanovitzky, Vice Chair

Department of Communication, Rutgers University

4 Huntington Street

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Phone: 848-932-8852


The Health Communication Division is committed to excellence in research on both the development and the application of theory to health communication problems. Communicating about health takes place intra-individually, interpersonally, within groups and networks, in health care organizations, in policymaking forums, in the mass media, online, within and between institutions, and in society as a whole.

The division accepts three types of submissions:

1. Full Papers

Please abide by the 8,000 words (including references) limit and remember to upload tables and figures as separate files.

2. Innovative Panel Proposals

Very few panel proposals can be accepted so they must show innovation and provide exceptional added value (i.e. more than just 4-5 papers grouped together by theme). Panel proposals should include: a) title; b) 75 word program description; c) 400 word panel rationale; d) names and affiliations of presenters.

3. Extended Abstracts

The goal for extended abstracts is to get feedback on current research and to present the latest in the field. Therefore, the abstract should report on data that are already collected with at least some preliminary analysis conducted to share results. Abstracts are not appropriate for exclusively methodological or theoretical papers without any empirical findings. The body of the abstract is limited to 600 words (references, tables & figures do not count against this total). Extended abstracts will be paneled in high density/extended sessions or as interactive paper presentations (posters) and are not eligible for top paper awards.