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James Olufowote, 1998James Olufowote, 1998
Assistant Professor/Researcher of Health Communication at the University of Oklahoma

My research and teaching is at the intersection of Health Communication and Organizational Communication. 

My research focuses on: a) ethics and shared decision-making policies and practices in organizations such as informed consent to treatment in healthcare organizations, b) communication dynamics in global health campaigns such as the resistance to the polio vaccines in Northern Nigeria, and c) the roles of faith-based organizations and religious leaders in promoting the health of underserved constituents and communities (in domestic and international contexts).

I have published in academic journals such as Management Communication Quarterly, Western Journal of Communication, Health Communication, Qualitative Health Research, and Journal of Language and Social Psychology.

I am qualified to teach such courses as Communication and Culture in the Workplace, Health Communication, Research Methods, Human Communication Theory, and Communication in Healthcare Organizations. 

I serve on the editorial boards of the academic journals Management Communication Quarterly and Communication Quarterly. I also serve on the editorial board of Contemporary Issues in Health Communication: Theoretical and Practical Case Studies, an edited book by Kendall Hunt publishing.


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