About Us

Upstream is a blog, hosted by the Interdisciplinary Health Communication (IHC) program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with the goal of encouraging dialogue and debate on health communication.

The IHC program at UNC-CH fosters synergy among several disciplines including: media and journalism, public health, information and library science, and psychology. This makes the program a uniquely interdisciplinary place to conduct research and receive graduate training in health communication.

For more information on the IHC program at UNC-CH, please visit our Website: ihc.unc.edu.

Meet the Upstream Writers

Spring 2019

Crystal Bentley



Kaeleigh Damico


Master of Public Health ’19/ Department of Health Behavior, Gillings School of Global Public Health

Caroline Reed


Master of Science in Public Health ’19/ Department of Environmental Sciences & Engineering, Gillings School of Global Public Health



Faculty Advisors:

Joan Cates

Seth Noar