This journal publishes studies of health and medicine that take a rhetorical perspective. Such studies combine rhetorical analysis with any number of other methodologies, including critical/cultural analysis, ethnography, qualitative analysis, and quantitative analysis. Rhetoric of Health & Medicine seeks to bring together humanities and social scientific research traditions in a rhetorically focused journal to allow scholars to build new interdisciplinary theories, methodologies, and insights that can impact our understanding of health, illness, healing, and wellness. 

Request for Proposals: Co-Editor of Rhetoric of Health & Medicine


The co-editors and editorial board of the journal Rhetoric of Health & Medicine (RHM) are soliciting proposals for a co-editor with a five-year commitment. The appointed editor should be available to work with the current co-editors starting in the summer of 2021. They will be supported by a team of assistant editors and editorial assistants.

Response to Racial Injustice


The co-editors of RHM want to empahsize the journal's commitment in cultivating, sponsoring, publishing, and promoting scholarship that addresses racism and interlocking systems of oppression as public health (and/or other health or medical) issues. We welcome queries or submissions around these important issues.

Vol. 5 No. 4 (2022)

Published: 2022-06-27

Neurotic Loops and the Limits of Awareness

Toward New Apertures for Activist-Oriented RHM Work

Cathryn Molloy; Kim Hensley Owens



Editors' Introduction to 5.4. 

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Amplifying Rhetorics of Reproductive Justice within Rhetorics of Health and Medicine

Maria Novotny, Lori Beth De Hertogh



This dialogue works to situate Rhetorics of Reproductive Justice (RRJ) within Rhetorics of Health and Medicine (RHM)...

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The Biopolitics of Public Health Trust

Embodied Risk and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Stephanie R. Larson, Cody J. Januszko



Review Essay of the following RHM Books:

Lawrence, Heidi Yoston. (2020).

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