CINCINNATI — “I’m very pleased long-time member and friend Dr. Heather Zoller of Cincinnati has joined the Ohio Citizen Action Education Fund Board of Directors. Her particular area of research will be extremely helpful as the Education Fund looks for new ways to engage citizens in our grassroots public health campaigns,” said Rachael Belz, Ohio Citizen Action Executive Director.
Dr. Heather M. Zoller is a Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Communication at the University of Cincinnati.
Her research in organizational and health communication investigates the politics of public health, with an emphasis on the intersections of community organizing, health activism, and corporate PR/issue management. She focuses on how the social construction of health influences our ability to address the political, economic and environmental roots of health disparities. Topics include corporate health & wellness promotion, occupational heath, environmental health and sustainability, globalization, power and resistance, identity and gender, dialogue and participation.
Her work appears in Communication Monographs, Communication Theory, Journal of Applied Communication Research, and Communication Yearbook, among others. She is co-editor of the book “Emerging Issues and Perspectives in Health Communication: Meaning, Culture, and Power” with Mohan Dutta.
Dr. Zoller is a Senior Editor at Health Communication. She also serves on the Editorial Board at Journal of Applied Communication Research, Management Communication Quarterly, Health Communication, and the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication.
Dr. Zoller teaches undergraduate and graduate courses such as Advanced Communication Theory; Communication and Health Politics; Organizational Identity, Image, and Issue Management; Organizational Communication: Power and Politics; and Dialogue and Communication.