Dear NIH, please fund health communication research

Excited to share my new op-ed in MedPage Today, addressing the tragic NIH decision to cancel investment into improving health communication.

If there was one bipartisan sentiment that came out of the pandemic, it was this: the communication was terrible.

We have a chance to fix it. A new initiative with $150 million in NIH funding was planned for communication research, but in a strange and potentially politically-motivated turnaround, this funding has been cancelled.

This is a terrible mistake. People need to make informed decisions about their health, and that requires us to improve how we communicate medical information to the public.

Read the full article on MedPage Today.

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