Meta-analyses are no small feat, but the hard work pays off! My major project of the past year — a meta-analysis of narrative persuasion research — recently earned a top student paper award at the 2017 AEJMC conference in Chicago. For this project, I synthesized studies of the effect of narratives on audience resistance, compared to delivering informationRead More
I spent this summer at the National Cancer Institute as a research fellow between master’s and PhD programs, and it was a blast! I was working in the Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch with incredibly smart and thoughtful people, joining projects related to cancer communication, genetic communication, and precision medicine implementation. The highlight for me wasRead More
Walking into Barnes & Noble and seeing our book displayed on the shelf was perhaps one of the coolest moments of my life.
Check out the Jan/Feb 2017 issue of Men’s Health magazine for a piece I wrote about surprising ways to get healthy at the drugstore! My favorite part was interviewing pharmacists about things like pharmacogenomics (not included in the article, but totally mind-blowing) as well as services that pharmacies can offer to save you a trip toRead More
Chairs. I’m now convinced they’ll be the death of us, and I don’t think a daily dose of exercise will save us. I don’t think a good diet will, either…
Today, Herschel Supply Company sent me an email inviting me to reflect on the past year. Though I imagine they wanted me to reflect on their lookbooks of wistful models strolling moody beaches and buy another satchel, it instead reminded me that I wanted to post something here on the blog.
Earlier this summer, I presented findings from a study about college students and exercise. In addition to having a fine excuse to visit Puerto Rico, it gave me a chance to talk about an issue that’s become important to me now I’m back in the college environment. The issue: that college seems to destroy people’s health.
If you’re curious, take a moment and Google the word “rebellion.” Perhaps even type the words “Why does rebellion…” and watch it auto-suggest* “…feel so good.”
When I was studying Russian at a university in Siberia, I’d heard of a book about Richard Feynman, the late Nobel prize winning physicist, called “Tuva or Bust.”