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NORC’s Ashani Johnson-Turbes Elected President of the Society for Health Communication

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CHICAGO, February 29, 2024 — NORC at the University of Chicago is proud to announce that Ashani Johnson-Turbes has been elected as president of the Society for Health Communication for the 2024 term.

Johnson-Turbes is a vice president in The Bridge at NORC and the director of NORC’s Center on Equity Research. Her expertise includes conducting inclusive and equitable research and rigorous measurement of communication messages, campaigns, and initiatives to promote health equity. She serves as an adjunct professor at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health. 
As president of the Society for Health Communication, Johnson-Turbes will spearhead efforts to advance the science of health communication, working closely with the society’s steering committee, advisory board, and executive director. She will set strategic priorities, advance diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, and foster growth within the organization. Johnson-Turbes previously served as the society’s vice president and currently chairs its steering committee. 
Established in 2016, the Society for Health Communication is a member-driven organization dedicated to advancing the science and practice of health communication. 
We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Johnson-Turbes on this well-deserved honor. 

About NORC at the University of Chicago

NORC at the University of Chicago conducts research and analysis that decision-makers trust. As a nonpartisan research organization and a pioneer in measuring and understanding the world, we have studied almost every aspect of the human experience and every major news event for more than eight decades. Today, we partner with government, corporate, and nonprofit clients around the world to provide the objectivity and expertise necessary to inform the critical decisions facing society.

Contact: For more information, please contact Eric Young at NORC at or (703) 217-6814 (cell).


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