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Health Communication Core (HCC)

Overview of Services

The Health Communication Core works with researchers, clinicians, and practitioners in the US and internationally to develop communication strategies and health resources that are evidence-based and creative.

HCC offers a full spectrum of communication services. For example, we can help you:

  • Estimate costs for a proposal (or scale services to available resources)
  • Develop high-quality, cost-effective materials (print, digital, social)
  • Identify the best ways to engage, and hold on to, the people you want to reach
  • Create an identity or “brand” for a new study or initiative with a memorable name or logo
  • Reach audiences with appropriate literacy levels and cultural context
  • Assess potential benefits of new media platforms and technologies


The HCC creative team has more than a decade of experience helping researchers address recruitment, retention, intervention, and dissemination challenges.


Founded by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, HCC is a resource of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, the largest NCI-funded comprehensive cancer center in the world. HCC was recently cited by NCI as a “model core for the country” and has received the highest possible ranking for its services.


Clients from Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center institutions receive a member rate. HCC’s rates are significantly lower (50%-75% on average) than most design studios, web developers, and marketing agencies.



Catherine Coleman
Asst Director


Vish Viswanath, PhD
Faculty Director



Shana McGough
Senior Writer


Dave Rothfarb
Web Developer


Adam Gerberick
Senior Graphic Designer


Hours of Operation and Location 

Hours Location

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm                 

375 Longwood Avenue
Sixth Floor
Brookline MA 02215



Health Communication Core website


Name Role Phone Email Location
Catherine Coleman
Assistant director
617 632 5078