We work across disciplines to enhance the public understanding of science and to equip healthcare providers and scientists with the tools necessary for effective communication.
We lead projects in medical education, filmmaking, and research, including clinical communication trainings for physicians, storytelling workshops for scientists, and film projects that merge art and science.
- Undergraduate and graduate-level classes on advanced communication skills, communicating with compassion and empathy, and using communication skills to promote provider wellness and mitigate burnout.
SHCI Classes Syllabi
- Theater classes using improv to engage faculty in innovative communication techniques.
- Continuing Medical Education, presented by the Stanford University School of Medicine
Filmmaking & Publications
Dr. Berek is a renowned documentary filmmaker who has directed and produced films about living with cancer, clinical cancer research, and the Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute. View Dr. Berek's films and Dr. Yasmin’s other projects
We track the spread of false health news, including anti-vaccine messaging, which threatens to undo decades of progress in public health. We study the techniques used to disseminate disease disinformation campaigns, develop strategies for effectively countering false health information, and equip providers and scientists with the necessary tools to regain trust with the public and share accurate, nuanced information. View samples of our research
Community SEED: Science Engagement through Education & Dialogue
Stanford Cancer Institute’s (SCI) Community SEED is an initiative to deliver cancer-related science learning and dialogue that is socially and culturally relevant for the community. SHCI collaborates with SCI, researchers, community partners, and health advocates to create stimulating learning activities such as Science Café. Learn More