James W. Dearing, PhD

James W. Dearing, PhD

James W. Dearing, PhD

Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Communication, Michigan State University

Dr. James W. Dearingis also the director of the Cancer Communication Research Center, an NCI Center of Excellence in Cancer Communication Research.Prior to this position, he was a senior scientist at the Institute for Health Research and co-directed the Center for Health Dissemination and Implementation Research at Kaiser Permanente Colorado. Prior to this his role at Kaiser Permanente, he was professor of communications and director of graduate studies in the School of Communication Studies at Ohio University, on the faculty of Michigan State University, and a visiting faculty member at the University of California, Berkeley, and at the University of Michigan. He studies how to strategically use concepts of innovation diffusion to accelerate the spread of evidence-based practices, programs, and policies. He studied under and worked closely with Everett M. Rogers for 20 years.