About the Lab

The UA Health Communication Lab is housed in Reese Phifer Hall in the
College of Communication & Information Sciences at the University of Alabama.

The Lab, which teams faculty and student researchers, examines questions such as:

• How might new technology be used to increase nutritional knowledge and exercise among children and adults?

• How might the mass media help mitigate the stigma attached to illnesses such as schizophrenia, obesity, and other health issues?

• How can media be used to increase health literacy in populations where health disparities are the greatest?