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Brian L Quick

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Contact Information

3001 Lincoln Hall, MC-456
702 S Wright Street
Urbana IL 61801
HCOM Director, Professor


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 Carle Illinois College of Medicine at the University of Illinois.  Professor Quick is also the Director of the Online Master of Science degree in Health Communication.

Professor Quick’s research and teaching interests are in social marketing. His research employs various behavior change models to the context of public health, sports, injury prevention, financial stability, community engagement, and the environmental. Together, Professor Quick and his associates strive to improve the quality of life for individuals. In addition to designing, implementing, and evaluating campaigns, Professor Quick’s work examines the role of cognition and emotion when processing promotional messages as well as explores how media portrayals create, change, and reinforce belief structures.



Texas A & M University, 2005, PhD
Missouri State University, 2001, MA
College of the Ozarks, 1999, BS

Courses Taught

CMN 102: Introduction to Communication
CMN 529: Persuasion
CMN 508: Health Marketing
CMN 465: Social Marketing

Additional Campus Affiliations

Director, Health Communication Online Master of Science (HCOM) Program, Communication
Professor, Communication
Professor, Biomedical and Translational Sciences

Recent Publications

Morrow, E., Quick, B. L., & Luk, S. (2024). “Saving Students’ Lives”: Instructor Sharing of Run-Hide-Fight® Emergency Preparedness Materials. Journal of Prevention, 45(2), 213-225.

Quick, B. L., Morrow, E., Bigman, C. A., Reynolds-Tylus, T., & Williamson, L. D. (2024). An evaluation of the license to save lives program to promote organ, eye, and tissue donation among teenagers. Clinical Transplantation, 38(1), Article e15183.

Quick, B. L., Kriss, L. A., Rains, S. A., Sherlock-Jones, M., & Jang, M. (2024). An Investigation into the Portrayal of Organ Donation on Grey’s Anatomy Seasons 1 Through 15. Health communication, 39(1), 195-204.

Quick, B. L., Chung, M., Morrow, E., & Reynolds-Tylus, T. (2024). Can Happiness and Sadness Overcome Organ Donation Barriers Following Exposure to Radio Ads? Journal of Health Communication, 29(3), 200-210.

Hartman, D. E., & Quick, B. L. (2023). A Reasoned Action Approach to Limiting Excessive Social Media Usage Among Adults. Health communication, 38(13), 2993-3002.

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