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  • Kami Silk, Professor and Chair

    Professor and Chair
    Rosenberg Professor of Communication
    University of Delaware
    250 Pearson Hall
    Newark, DE 19716


    Kami Silk, (Ph.D., University of Georgia) was appointed as Rosenberg Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Communication at the University of Delaware on September 1st, 2018. She previously served as the Senior Associate Dean for Research in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences and Professor in the Department of Communication and AgBioResearch at Michigan State University. Dr. Silk is a health communication scholar who investigates how to communicate effectively to promote positive health outcomes among the lay public. Her recent research has focused on the health issues of breast cancer risk reduction, suicide prevention, social norms, and improving nutritional practices among adolescent mothers for obesity reduction. Her research has been published in the Journal of Health Communication, Health Communication, Social Science & Medicine, Journal of Nutrition Education & Behavior, and Health Promotion & Practice. Dr. Silk is a researcher with the Breast Cancer and Environment Research where she serves as the PI of two NIEHS grants and as a Co-I of another breast cancer project. Her BCERP work includes communication science research and outreach activities to educate girls, parents, and pediatric health care providers about the links between the environment and breast cancer.



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