Dr. Rukhsana Ahmed


Rukhsana Ahmed. Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Ottawa.

Her research embraces the cross/trans/inter-disciplinary nature of communication scholarship, with specific focus on exploring the role of communication processes in improving health outcomes among marginalized communities and promoting broader social changes in international health contexts.

Dr. Ahmed received the Top 5 Paper Award in Health Communication at the 2006 Eastern Communication Association Annual Convention, USA, for her co-authored paper "The Effect of Source Credibility on Consumers' Perceptions of the Quality of Health Information on the Internet". She received the Distinguished Edited Book Award (2013) by the Applied Communication Division of the National Communication Association, USA, for her co-edited book, Medical Communication in Clinical Contexts. 


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