Communication Sciences & Disorders Faculty
B.S. Ithaca College
M.P.H. Tufts University
Nancy Allen is a Jill-of-all trades. A specialized generalist in the field of health communication. She has worked primarily with non-profit organizations and state entities. Her passions are public health, environmental sustainability, and social justice.
Nancy J. Allen, MPH has over 15 years of experience in the fields of communication, public health, event management, and graphic design. Her experience includes strategic communication planning, qualitative research, creative direction, copywriting, video scriptwriting, graphic design, and training and facilitation.
Ms. Allen was previously the Senior Communication Associate at Health Resources in Action where she developed social marketing campaigns and health promotion materials on a number of public health topics including tobacco, substance abuse, injury and violence prevention, obesity prevention, teen health, and sexual health. Prior to that, Ms. Allen was a Health Communication Specialist at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, HIV/AIDS Bureau, where she oversaw development of training curriculum on topics such as HIV, hepatitis, STDs and GLBT health. for HIV/AIDS providers.
She has presented at several national conferences including American Public Health Association (APHA), CDC's Health Communication, Marketing and Media, and Sex: Tech 2008. She is on the Board of Directors of Our Bodies Ourselves, owns and operates two small businesses, and is currently an independent consultant.
See how CSD faculty, students, and alumni are shaping the fields of speech pathology, audiology, and health communication.
Katie O'Neil '09, '11
Katie O'Neil '09, '11 reveals why she chose speech pathology and how giving her students communication tools makes her feel. Watch now »
Grossman studies facial expression to aid people with autism
In her research, Communication Sciences and Disorders Assistant Professor Ruth Grossman wants to address some of the communication problems that children with autism face as they interact with others at home and school.