Recordings of previous presentations from the Center for Health and Science Communication are available to view and download from Digital Commons@Becker.

2022-2023 Speakers and Topics

How to craft a creative pitch, Cyril Loum

Social media engagement for healthcare workers, Rakhee K. Bhayani, MD

What’s your story? Using narratives to open science, Maryam Zaringhalam, PhD

Communicating beyond the academy: Reaching policymakers and stakeholders, Beth Prusaczyk, PhD, MSW

2021-22 Speakers and Topics

Communicating with Policymakers to Maximize Impact, Karen Joynt Maddox, MD, and Timothy McBride, PhD

Using Empathy to Become a Better Science Communicator, Rebecca Schwarzlose, PhD

Transforming Slide Design, Melissa Marshall

Inclusion of Diverse Populations in Health Research, Joyce E. Balls-Berry, PhD, MPE

Creating Connections: An Introduction to the Alda Method, Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science

2019-20 Speakers and Topics

Using Popular Media to Combat Health Misinformation, Jessi Gold, MD, MS

From Professional to Personal: Communication Tips from Children’s Mom Docs, Jamie Kondis, MD, and Kendra Whittle

Comics and Graphic Novels about Medicine: Healthcare Providers, Patients and the Medical System, Jessica Gross, PhD

Taking it to the Masses: Building Science Outreach Programs, Cynthia Wichelman, MD, and Erik Herzog, PhD

Be Podcast-ic: Tips for hosting or guesting on a podcast, Jim Dryden and Claire Gauen

2018-19 Speakers and Topics

Minding our Words: Communicating to Mitigate Negative Impact, Paola Rijos-Saitta, MSW, LCSW, and Vetta Sanders Thompson, PhD

Empowering Your Audience through Visualization: Graphic, numerical, historical, Heather Corcoran and Alvitta Ottley, PhD

The Other Side of Complexity: Crafting Prevention Messages for the Public, Hank Dart, MS

How to Promote Your Work with Social Media: Takeaways from Gun Violence Prevention and Stop the Bleed, L.J. Punch, MD

Communicating Genetic Test Results, Patricia Dickson, MD, Sarah Hartz, MD, PhD, Jonathan W Heusel, MD, PhD, and Jessica Mozersky, PhD, MBE

2017-18 Speakers and Topics

Communicating Research with Lay Audiences, Tim Poor, Denise Hooks-Anderson, MD, and Will Ross, MD, MPH

Lost in Translation:  Communicating with a Multidisciplinary Scientific Audience, Andrew Knight, PhD, and Alan Schwartz, MD, PhD

Promoting Your Research to Non-NIH Funders: Communicating with foundations and investors can present unique challenges, Andrew Yee, PhD, Gwendalyn J. Randolph, PhD, and Emil R. Unanue, MD

Communicating Science to the Media, Elizabethe Holland Durando and Judy Martin Finch

Telling your Story in a “Post-Truth” World, Tina Hesman Saey, Jeanne Erdmann, Eli Chen, and Ava Ehrlich

2017 Speakers and Topics

Social Media for Promoting Science & Research, Amy Suiter, Dera Luce, and Kenan Omurtag, MD

Preparing Dynamic & Engaging Presentations, Mychal Voorhees and Victoria Fraser, MD

Elevator Pitches – Stories in 3 Minutes or Less, Sally Michael and Indira Mysorekar, PhD