Leigh Curtin-Wilding

Leigh Curtain Wilding

Lecturer; Director of the Online Master of Science in Health Communication

MS, Health Communication, Boston University
BA, Journalism/Mass Communications and Public Relations, University of Oklahoma

Ms. Curtin-Wilding is a proud graduate of Boston University’s Master of Science Health Communications program, and has served as a teaching facilitator for numerous MSHC courses since 2012. She’s also served the program in the capacities of liaison to BU’s Office of Disability Services and editorial consultant.

In 2015, Ms. Curtin-Wilding was appointed Director of Boston University’s MSHC program.

Ms. Curtin-Wilding leads a successful media and communications practice with more than two decades of varied project work in publishing, television, radio and consumer product industries. An accomplished writer, journalist, publicist and marketing communications specialist, she’s contributed work to Reader’s Digest, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Healthline Networks, GlaxoSmithKline, Avon, Save the Children and Pepsi-Cola International. Her recent work as digital content strategist and author for a retail health insurance website received an Award of Distinction from the Center for Plain Language in 2014.

Prior to establishing her consulting practice, Ms. Curtin-Wilding was a national public relations manager with Pepsi-Cola and also spent five years working in television, including as media representative for NBC’s TODAY show.

She’s a member of Boston Women Communicators and is listed in Who’s Who in American Women.

What advice do you have for new students?

Don’t hesitate to reach out to your facilitator or instructor when you have questions. Try not to fall behind. Even a couple of days can be a tough setback when you’re facing numerous deliverables. The program’s pace is rigorous, but you’ll be surprised how quickly it flies by.

As a graduate of the program I would add that our faculty bring a vast amount of knowledge to students. Tap into this, and know you have the full resources of BU at your fingertips. We’re here to support you.

I started the program with little health industry knowledge. The MSHC has been a career-changer for me, and I believe it will be for you, too! Welcome!