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L. Suzanne Suggs


Professor L. Suzanne Suggs, Ph.D., MS, CHES is a Full Professor of Social Marketing in the Institute of Public Communication (ICP) and the Institute of Public Health (IPH), in the Faculty of Communication, Culture, and Society Sciences, at the University of Lugano.

She is also Vice-President of the Swiss School of Public Health; Visiting Reader in the Institute of Global Health Innovation, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London; Chair of the Board of the European Social Marketing Association; and on the Steering Committee of the Society for Health Communication. Her research focuses on health behavior and health communication.

Prior to joining the faculty in Lugano (August 2007), she was Assistant Professor in the Graduate Program in Health Communication, Department of Marketing Communication at Emerson College and Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Public Health and Family Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts.

She earned her PhD in Health Studies from Texas Woman´s University and a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Evidence-Based Practice Centre, at McMaster University in Ontario Canada.

She has also held positions in health industry, as a consultant or employee; including Research Assistant and Project Coordinator at the Oregon Center for Applied Science (Eugene, Oregon) and as Associate Director of Research at HealthMedia (Ann Arbor, Michigan).

Note that the list of publications linked on this page is not up to date.


Social Marketing, Behaviour Change, Health Communication

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