R.V. Rikard is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University. R.V.’s research focuses on how the social determinates of health impact health literacy, the intersection of health literacy and health disparities, the social impact of information and technology (ICT) on health, and the social science of “Big Data.”
R.V. is a founding member of the International Health Literacy Association (IHLA), a member of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUPHE) Global Working Group on Health Literacy (GWG-HL) and the Health Equity Initiative. R.V. is also an Honorary Fellow in the School of Health and Social Development at Deakin University in Victoria, Australia.