John C. Lammers

Director of HCOM Program, Professor of Communication

  • Address: Department of Communication, 3001 Lincoln Hall, 702 S. Wright St. Urbana, IL 61801
  • Telephone: 217-333-8912


JOHN LAMMERS, Ph.D. ( is a Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he directs the Health Communication Online Masters of Science Program (HCOM).  He teaches courses in Health Communication and Organizational Communication. His research focuses on the role of institutions in organizational life. Currently he is studying consultations among emergency department physicians in a community hospital.

Specializations / Research Interest(s)

  • Institutional Theory
  • Communication in Health Organizations


  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Stanford University (1983-1985)
  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, Davis (1983)
  • M.A., Sociology, University of California, Davis (1979)
  • B.A., Psychology, California State University, Humboldt (1977)


  • Advanced Organizational Communication (CMN 412)
  • Communication in Health Organizations (CMN 463)
  • Seminar in Organizational Communication (CMN 529)
  • Communication in Health Organizations, Professions, and Policy (CMN507)

Communication and Health

  • True

Communication and Organizations

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