Richard L. Street, Jr.

Richard L. Street, Jr. PhD, is Professor of Communication at Texas A&M University and Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.  His research focuses on clinician-patient communication, pathways linking communication to improved health outcomes, and strategies for increasing patient involvement in care.  He has published over 150 articles and book chapters, as well as a number of books, monographs, and special issues of various journals.  In 2003, he was named Outstanding Health Communication Scholar by the International Communication Association.  In 2008, he received the L. Donohew Health Communication Scholar Award from the University of Kentucky.  In 2010, he was awarded Texas A&M Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement in Research Award.  In 2012, he was given the George L. Engel award by the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare for career contributions to the research practice, and teaching of effective healthcare communication skills.