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The community invests in Dell Med. In return, it’s our responsibility — one we take seriously — to be agents for change and to show real impact.
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We recruit and train physician leaders as comfortable taking on systemic challenges in health as caring for individual patients.
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Improving Care. Improving Health.
We’re here to make health — including health care — better. The end goal is a complete revolution in how people get and stay healthy.
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We reward creative thinking and encourage rapid experimentation, using collaborative programs to speed promising research to market.
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True health demands that the whole work in harmony, which is why we’re dedicated to partnership. Indeed, we can’t achieve our goals without it.
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We’re rethinking the role of academic medicine in improving health — and doing so with a unique focus on our community.
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Ph.D., Mass Media and Information Studies
Michigan State University

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Michael Mackert is the director of the Center for Health Communication at The University of Texas at Austin, and he holds faculty appointments in the Department of Population Health and Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations.

His research focuses primarily on the strategies that can be used in traditional and new digital media to provide effective health communication to low health literate audiences. He is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed journal publications and the book “Designing Effective Health Messages.”