Center for Communication and Healing overview

Director Dr. Mack Lipkin conducts research and educational projects designed to optimize communication between doctors and other health practitioners on the one hand and their patients, peers and colleagues, and the general public on the other.

Recent projects include the Macy Initiative in Health Communication, a study of comprehensive, competency-based medical student education in communication skills, and a CDC-funded initiative entitled "Psychosocial Aspects of Bioterrorism: Education for Readiness and Response," designed to teach physicians, nurses, and physician's assistants about this key aspect of bioterrorism and disaster response.