MET Health Communication Program Cofounder Helps Examine Neighborhood Iconography in Visual Media Journal

In recent a contribution to The Journal of Visual Communications, visual literacy expert Dr. Domenic Screnci, who helped to found Metropolitan College’s groundbreaking MS in Health Communication, turns his eye to a different kind of medium: the religious lawn shrines of Italian American neighborhoods like the East Boston one where he grew up. “Bathtub Madonnas […]

Rare Uplifting COVID-Related News Story has Health Communication Instructor to Thank

As director of communications for the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, Tim Sullivan (MET’06) is frequently reminded of the adage he often shares with students in his online Media Relations for Health Communicators (MET HC 758) course: “Having a job in communication means having communication responsibilities, as well as ‘other duties as assigned,’” the MET health communication […]

Health Communication Professor: In Current Crisis, Social Media a Mixed Bag

The global crisis of COVID-19 has put increased emphasis on the ways individuals and organizations alike disseminate key information, and according to Associate Professor Stephen Quigley, social media has been a bellwether of the times. “It brings out the best in us,” he recently told the Boston Herald, noting that it’s also “bringing out the […]

Health Communication Collaborates with Mayo Clinic Social Media Network

Health Communication students enrolled in BU’s online graduate course Social Media Strategies and Tactics for Health Communicators (MET HC 763) will now receive a complimentary premium membership to the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network (MCSMN), a collaborative learning community focused on encouraging the safe and effective use of social media tools. Students who successfully complete […]

New Advantage for APR Credentialed PR Pros Seeking the Health Communication Master’s

In a promising development for public relations professionals seeking entry into high-growth health-related fields, Boston University’s Metropolitan College will now waive two required courses in the Master of Science in Health Communication (MSHC) program for admitted students bearing the Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) credential. With the waiver, which grants accredited MSHC candidates exemptions from Contemporary […]

Online Health Communication Class Wins Innovative Teaching & Learning Award

A pair of Boston University Distance Education teaching professionals have been recognized for the success of an innovative new course in the Health Communication program by this year’s Blackboard Catalyst Awards. Instructor Alane Bearder and Senior Instructional Designer Elena Garofoli are the recipients of the 2017 Blackboard Catalyst Award for Teaching & Learning, bestowed for […]


With a Changing Field, MET Prescribes All-New Visual & Digital Health Communication Certificate

Storytelling and service delivery in the health care field are changing, and so is the Health Communication program at Metropolitan College. A new online, four-course, 16-credit Graduate Certificate in Visual & Digital Health Communication program has been announced for this fall, designed to prepare students for the evolving health communication landscape, which has been beset […]

MET Health Communication Expert Offers Guidance in New Book

Dr. Domenic Screnci, co-founder and advisor to the Metropolitan College online Master of Science in Health Communication program, has released a new book outlining optimal public health teaching methods, for both students and practitioners. “Course Design for Public Health: A Competency Based Approach,” co-authored by Screnci and others, lays out a step-by-step, systemic approach to […]