Kami Silk

Kami Silk

Associate Dean of Research and Director of Master's of Health and Risk Communications, Professor, Appointment with AgBioResearch

  • Communication
(517) 884-3550


Dr. Kami Silk is an professor in the Department of Communication and the Director of the MA Program in Health & Risk Communication at Michigan State University; she also has an appointment with the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES). She researches in the general area of health communication, with a specific interest in developing effective health messages for the lay public that are sensitive to health literacy issues. Dr. Silk is currently a co- investigator for an NCI and NIEHS funded grant that investigates the links between the environment and breast cancer. With an emphasis on adolescent lifestyle factors [nutrition and exercise] as a strategy for risk reduction, Dr. Silk is developing health messages for mothers of adolescent girls. Dr. Silk is also funded through MAES to investigate public perceptions of bioeconomy initiatives.

Research and Teaching

Health and organizational communication

Contact Information

404 Wilson Rd, Room
Communication Arts and Sciences Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824