About Me

Jeffrey L. MolterJeffrey L. Molter

I am a communications executive and leader with 30 years’ of health-related expertise.

From January to July 2012, I was a principal in communications and social marketing at the American Institutes for Research (Health Program). This 65-year old non-partisan, non-profit organization (they developed the MCATs) made research relevant by helping to improve the human condition. 1600 people in 12 domestic and 13 foreign locations; $300 million in revenues. Headquarters in Washington, DC; I was based in Atlanta. Lead and managed health projects, supported clients and worked to create new business to expand the program’s health and healthcare communications services — http://www.air.org

From 2006-2011, I enhanced a comprehensive communications program at Emory University’s Woodruff Health Sciences Center in Atlanta. I led the overhaul of web sites and created several multimedia platforms to promote research, clinical and educational accomplishments of the health institution. I also led an upgrade of health sciences publications, enhanced media relations and research communications operations, and built an active communications platform for the Health System CEO and marketing for Emory Healthcare.

Formerly I was director of the Duke University Medical Center and Health System News Office in Durham, North Carolina from 2000-2006. In that position I was responsible for all media and public relations for the institution (miss those basketball tickets!).

Prior to my work at Duke, I served as director of science news for the Journal of the American Medical Association in Chicago for 10 years. There I directed the weekly promotion of the medical journal and produced media briefings on a number of health issues for the AMA.

I came to JAMA from the American Academy of Pediatrics in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, where I was director of communications for seven years.

I began my career as a newspaper reporter in Indiana. I’m a graduate of the Indiana University School of Journalism.

I’ve lectured extensively throughout North America on a number of medical and health issues, and have 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.

In 2011, I wrote a book chapter on crisis communications (Duke Hospital organ transplant mismatch) for the college textbook “Health Industry Communication” published by Jones and Bartlett — http://bit.ly/siRsqK