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. 

Reviewing for RHM--Overview and Tips


Recently, the editing team held a "coffee chat" at the Rhetoric of Health and Medicine Symposium. For that event, co-editor Kim Hensley Owens prepared this video , which offers an overview and tips for those interested in reviewing for the journal. 

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.

Vol. 6 No. 4 (2023): Regular Issue

Published: 2024-02-22

Celebrating Unexpected Research Questions

Kim Hensley Owens, Cathryn Molloy



Editors' Introduction to Issue 6.4

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Preparing For Pandemic

Securitizing Rhetoric in U.S. National Influenza Response Plans, 1978-2017

Lisa Keränen, Branden Ingersoll, Aishwarya Krishnamoorthy, Meghan Cosgrove



Scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including communication and rhetoric, have argued that infectious disease has been increasingly...

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