Media Inquiries


Sharon Dittman
Director for Community Relations

email: or

phone: 607-255-4499 or 607-255-3564

We are happy to share information about emerging health issues as well as services available at Cornell Health. We welcome the chance to dialogue with members of the media. 

Privacy concerns

To protect the privacy of our clients and patients, there are some things we cannot allow without permission of the Cornell Health administration:

  • no audio recordings
  • no video, digital, or still photography
  • no unescorted reporters in Cornell Health facilities
  • no unidentified reporters at Cornell Health programs or workshops

Background research

Please review our website for information about common college health topics and concerns and Cornell campus health initiatives.

Reporting on suicide

Suicide is a public health issue. Media coverage of suicide can influence the public’s behavior – either negatively by contributing to a “contagion factor,” or positively by encouraging help-seeking. It’s imperative that the media follow the reporting guidelines established by media and suicide-prevention experts:

Reporting on sexual violence