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Front. Commun. | doi: 10.3389/fcomm.2019.00051

Doing Critical Health Communication: Negotiating the terrain of transdisciplinary collaboration

  • 1University of Texas at San Antonio, United States

In this article, we think about how critical health communication scholars can speak to audiences outside the discipline in order to make an impact on public health and policy, health promotion, and health care delivery. We take into consideration how are we situated in our relationship with transdisciplinary research as well as the challenges and opportunities involved in collaborating with transdisciplinary teams including the ways we can navigate the inherent method/ological tensions in such collaborations. We focus on how the methodological considerations of “critical” health scholarship are situated vis-à-vis the epistemic status quo commitments in the disciplines of our potential allies.

Keywords: Critical, Health Communication, paradigms, Research Methods, Transdisciplinary teams

Received: 16 May 2019; Accepted: 30 Aug 2019.

Copyright: © 2019 Kline and Khan. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: Dr. Kimberly N. Kline, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, United States, kim.kline@utsa.edu