DISTINGUISHED BOOK

The Distinguished Book Award recognizes research that has made, or offers the promise of making, a significant contribution to scholarship in Health Communication theory, research, and/or practice. Textbooks are not eligible for the book award. Books become eligible for this award 5 years after the original publication date.

Nomination packets should include:  (a) No more than 3 nomination or support letters giving a brief rationale and explanation of the significance of the nominated piece to the advancement of health communication theory, research, and/or practice; (b) An electronic copy of the book (if available, if not, then a hard copy); and (c) Published reviews of the nominated work (if available). Self-nominations are welcome.

2016

Lynch, J. (2011). What are Stem Cells? Definitions at the Intersection of Science and Politics.. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press.

2015

Jensen, R. E. (2010). Dirty words: The rhetoric of public sex education, 1870-1924. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

2014

No award given

2013

Ragan, S. L., Wittenberg-Lyles, E. M., Goldsmith, J., & Sanchez-Reilly, S. (2008). Communication as Comfort: Multiple Voices in Palliative Care. Routledge.

2012

Baglia, J. (2005). The Viagra ad venture: Masculinity, media, and the performance of sexual health. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.

2010

No award given

2011

Beach, W. (2009). A Natural History of Family Cancer: International Resources for Managing Illness. Hampton Press.

2010

Harter, L., Japp, P., & Beck, C. (2005). Narratives, Health, & Healing: Communication Theory, Research, & Practice. Routledge.