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Brian L Quick
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. Professor Quick is the Director of the Online Master of Science degree in Health Communication.
Professor Quick’s research and teaching interests are in social marketing. His recent work examines various strategies to promote public health, environmental conservation, injury prevention, safety, financial stability, and community engagement. Together, Professor Quick and his associates strive to save lives as well as greatly improve the quality of life for individuals. In addition to designing, implementing, and evaluating social marketing campaigns, Professor Quick’s work examines the role of cognition and emotion when processing ads as well as media portrayals of important societal issues to understand how these messages create, change, and reinforce belief structures.
Professor Quick’s research has been published in the American Journal of Transplantation, Clinical Transplantation, Communication Research, Environmental Communication, Health Communication, Human Communication Research, the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Journal of Communication, the Journal of Health Communication, and the Journal of Safety Research, among others. His research and teaching has been recognized by the University of Illinois as well as the International and National Communication Association.
Professor Quick currently serves on the editorial boards of Communication Monographs, Communication Research, Health Communication, the Journal of Applied Communication Research, Journal of Communication, the Journal of Health Communication, and Nursing Communication and as an active reviewer for several other journals. Previously, he served as a Senior Editor for Health Communication. His work has received attention in various news outlets.
Professor Quick holds a PhD from the Department of Communication at Texas A&M University, a Master’s Degree from Missouri State University, and a Bachelor’s Degree from the College of the Ozarks. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Illinois in 2007, he was on the faculty at Ohio University.
- Social Marketing
Although my research interests are rooted in social marketing, I see my research falling into three distinct lines: (a) formative, process, and summative evaluation of social marketing campaigns, (b) message processing of ads, and (c) an analysis of media messages. 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
- Student Senate Teaching Excellence Award, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015-2016
- The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013
- Campus 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, 2015
- Fish Camp Namesake Recipient, Texas A & M University, 2005
- Principal Investigator, Health Resources & Services Administration (2016-2018), "A Randomized Controlled Experiment to Evaluate a Multi-Faceted Driver Education Curriculum,” $430,516.
- 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 (2014-2016), "A Randomized Controlled Experiment to Evaluate a Multi-Message, Phased Driver Facilities Campaign,” $408,605.
- 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 465: Social Marketing