East Lansing, MI

Director, Health and Risk Communication Center and Professor, Michigan State University

Represented: Researchers

Sandi W. Smith, PhD, is Director of the Health and Risk Communication Center and Professor in the Department of Communication at Michigan State University. Her work has been funded by NSF, HRSA, NCI, NIEHS, and the US Department of Education. Her research centers on the impact of communication on health behavior in contexts such as breast cancer, organ donation, and alcohol and drug abuse. Her research frequently appears in well-regarded journals, and her book with Steve Wilson, “New Directions in Interpersonal Communication Research,” received the G. R. Miller Outstanding Book Award from the National Communication Association. She has been honored with the Distinguished Faculty Award at Michigan State University, received the B. Aubrey Fisher Mentorship Award from, and has been elected a Fellow of, the International Communication Association.

Smith previously served as a member of the Advisory Panel on Communication and Dissemination Research.

Smith served as a member of the Advisory Panel on Clinical Effectiveness Decision Science from August 2017 to August 2020.

Conflicts of Interest

As of December 6, 2016:

  • None


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