Brian Quick is a Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also holds an appointment in the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois. Together, Professor Quick and his associates strive to save lives as well as greatly improve the quality of life for individuals by reducing the number of individuals currently waiting for a transplant. His other research examines the role of cognition and affect at work when processing persuasive health ads as well as media portrayals of health issues to understand how these messages create, change, and reinforce belief structures.
Professor Quick has served as a Principal Investigator, Co-Investigator, and Consultant on 7 grants totaling over $4 million. To date, he has published over 40 research articles and several book chapters regarding various aspects of health communication and persuasion. Specifically, his research has been published in the American Journal of Transplantation, Clinical Transplantation, Communication Research, Health Communication, Human Communication Research, the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, the Journal of Communication, and the Journal of Health Communication, among others. His research has received attention in various radio and television outlets including the Harvard Business Review and most recently in the American Marketing Association. Professor Quick has received several honors and awards for both his teaching and research.
Professor Quick currently serves as a Senior Editor of Health Communication. In addition, he currently serves on the editorial boards of Communication Research, Communication Yearbook, Health Communication, the Journal of Applied Communication Research, the Journal of Communication, the Journal of Health Communication, and Nursing Communication and as an active reviewer for 12 other journals.
Specializations / Research Interest(s)
- Health Communication
- Mass Communication
Although my research interests are rooted in health communication, I see my research falling into three distinct lines: (a) formative, process, and summative evaluation of health campaigns, (b) message processing of health messages, and (c) an analysis of health messages in the media. Throughout each of these lines, my emphasis is on extending theory as well as concentrating on the practical implications of my work and communicating these findings to various audiences both inside and outside of academia.
- Texas A & M University, 2005, PhD
- Missouri State University, 2001, MA
- College of the Ozarks, 1999, BS
Distinctions / Awards
- Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013
- The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013
- Excellence in Mentorship, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012
- Helen Corley Petit Scholar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011-2012
- Alumni Association Outstanding Young Alumnus Award, College of the Ozarks, 2010
- Honorary Coach Honor (Football), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009
- Fish Camp Namesake Recipient, Texas A & M University, 2005
- Principal Investigator, Health Resources & Services Administration (2014-2016), "A Randomized Controlled Experiment to Evaluate a Multi-Message, Phased Driver Facilities Campaign,” $408,605.
- Consultant, Health Resources & Services Administration (2014-2016), “Replication of A Mail-Based Campaign to Increase Organ Donation Registration,” $678,957. (Eusebio Alvaro & Jason Siegel, co PIs)
- Principal Investigator, Health Resources & Services Administration (2012-2015), “Effective Campaign for Promoting Organ Donation to Mature Adults: A Multi-State Intervention,” $637,411.
- Principal Investigator, Health Resources & Service Administration (2010-2012), “Say Yes When Asked, Illinois: A Replication of Michigan’s Campaign to Increase Organ Donation Registration Rates in Drivers Facilities,” $499,471
- Principal Investigator, Health Resources & Services Administration (2009-2012), “A Comparison of Campaigns Designed to Increase Organ Donation to African American, Caucasian, and Hispanic 18-Year-Olds,” $588,972
- Consultant, Ohio Department of Natural Resources- Division of Forestry (2008-2009), “An Integrated Approach to Mitigate and Manage the Effects of Invasive Plants in Urban and Forest Landscapes in Ohio,” $1,225,000. (Richard Cappell, PI).
- Co-Principal Investigator, Ohio Department of Natural Resources (2006-2008), "Public Awareness of Forest Fires in Southern, Eastern, and Southeastern Ohio Project," $31,388.
- CMN 102: Communication Theory and Research
- CMN 421: Persuasion Theory and Research
- CMN 464: Health Communication Campaigns
- CMN 496: Health Campaigns Making A Difference