Rufus Barfield is an associate professor of human communication at NSCM. He earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Bowie University and a doctoral degree in organizational communication from Howard University. He has taught courses on business communication, conflict management and group dynamics. Barfield’s research interests are focused on health communication, and he is a past recipient of the Bayer Health Care Communication Grant.


  • Health disparities and the use of communication technology in helping to maintain medication and treatment compliance
  • Community-based health care groups/organizations providing education and interventions in disadvantaged and underserved communities