I recently had the chance to participate in a research initiative called the Fairness in Precision Medicine project, led by the nonprofit organization Data & Society. The project examines the potential challenges we face in this emerging, data-driven era of medical research and healthcare. The PI on the project, danah boyd, is a scholar whose work examines theRead More
My new paper, “When Personal Feels Invasive: Foreseeing Challenges in Precision Medicine Communication“, has just been published in Journal of Health Communication!
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. Narratives are frequently used inRead 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! The National Cancer Institute is one of 27 institutions in the National Institutes of Health (NIH). My appointment was with the Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch, where I joined projects related to cancerRead 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: college seems to destroy people’s health.