Sachiko Terui is an Assistant Professor of Global Health Communication. Her research revolves around the intersection of health communication, cross-cultural communication, and interpersonal communication, with two main focus areas. The first focuses on the ways in which language and culture (a) influence the process and meanings of messages in a health context, and (b) shape individuals' experiences of illness and disease. Her second line of research focuses on the ways in which individuals manage health and illness in interpersonal exchanges (e.g., between patients and medical providers, and between patients and their family members). Along with these lines of research, her scholarship addresses communicative challenges pertaining to linguistic and cultural aspects of health and health management, communication interventions, health literacy, and health disparities experienced among marginalized and underserved populations. Her recent projects center on interdisciplinary collaborations, including communities and healthcare organizations to address unmet health needs.
You can learn more about Dr. Terui's lab here.
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma