WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jeffrey L. Molter, an award-winning health communications expert with extensive experience addressing the needs of health care providers and patients, has joined the American Institutes for Research (AIR) as a member of its senior health communications team.
Molter, who is based in AIR's Atlanta office, joins the organization after serving five years as Associate Vice President of Communications at Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center in Atlanta. Prior to that, Molter held communications roles at the Journal of the American Medical Association, Duke University Medical Center and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He began his career as a newspaper reporter.
Molter serves in the Communication and Social Marketing Practice of AIR's Health Program, where he will play a strategic role in several national health projects, working with clients in the public, private and independent sectors. He will support AIR's growing list of health clients, including federal and state agencies, leading foundations and other organizations addressing health and healthcare issues.
"AIR is pleased to have Jeff join the Health team to utilize his extensive national experience – as we strive to produce the best health policy, research, and communication available to improve health and healthcare in the United States," says Marilyn Moon, Senior Vice President and Director of Health for AIR. "He is a communications leader with decades of experience in strategic communications, media and public relations, crisis communications, social marketing and social media that will benefit those we serve."
Molter has lectured extensively on a number of medical and health issues. His work has received awards from several groups, including: Association of American Medical Colleges, PR Week, Public Relations Society of America, International Association of Business Communicators and the Publicity Club of Chicago.
Established in 1946, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of health, education, and workforce productivity. For more information, visit www.air.org.
SOURCE American Institutes for Research