Dr. John Parrish-Sprowl Talk

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

10:00 AM11:00 AM


Dr. Parrish-Sprowl Talk

A Special Presentation by John Parrish-Sprowl, Ph.D.
Communication for Whole Health:
Building Healthy Lives and Communities
April 27, 2016 | 10:00 a.m. | RG 5000

Recent research points to the role communication plays in epigenetic function, immune systems, brain structure, and other aspects of biological existence. In addition to the effects on individuals, the systemic aspects of communication mean that the processes affecting each person have impact on the entire community. Join us as John Parrish-Sprowl, PhD, Director of the Global Health Communications Center in the School of Liberal Arts, explores these topics and discusses the implications for public health interventions. Dr. Parrish-Sprowl will also provide examples of interventions based on the notion of communication for whole health to help spark your own ideas for improving health.

John Parrish-Sprowl, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Communication Studies in IUPUI’s School of Liberal Arts, and Director of the Global Health Communication Center. As an applied communication scholar, Dr. Parrish-Sprowl’s work is mainly action research, with three areas of focus: health, organizational communication/economic development, and education. In each area, the primary purpose is to explore the value and efficacy of using contemporary communication theory as a framing perspective for reducing barriers to good health, productive work, and quality education, especially for those with limited access. Dr. Parrish-Sprowl earned his doctorate from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio and his MA from Miami University of Ohio. In addition to his academic endeavors, Dr. Parrish-Sprowl has provided consultation and training to more than 50 organizations in the US, Europe and Asia.