science communication

Science Communication in a Politicized World: Challenges and Strategies with Your Local Epidemiologist Katelyn Jetelina, Ph.D.

This episode of When Science Speaks features Dr. Katelyn Jetelina, Ph.D., an epidemiologist data scientist and senior scientific consultant at a nonpartisan health policy think tank. Dr. Jetelina is also the creator of the influential newsletter, Your Local Epidemiologist, which aims to translate evolving public health science for evidence-based decision making. Dr. Jetelina shares her…

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Medical Communications and Navigating the Transition from Getting Your Ph.D. to a Fulfilling Career Outside Academia with Gertrude Nonterah, Ph.D.

Introduction In this episode of When Science Speaks, host Mark Bayer is joined by Dr. Gertrude Nonterah, founder of the Bold PhD.. Gertrude helps PhD students and academics transition into non-academic careers. She shares her expertise on career development, non-academic paths in the biomedical sciences, personal development, and medical communications. This episode is sponsored by…

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Science Communication and the Impact of Community Colleges on Biotech and Beyond with Linnea Fletcher, Ph.D.

In this episode of the show, Mark interviews Linnea Fletcher, Ph.D., Biotechnology Department Chair, & Director, InnovATEBIO National Biotechnology Education Center at Austin Community College.  Dr. Fletcher shares her journey into science, her perspective on the evolving life sciences industry, and the importance of public understanding of biotechnology. Dr. Fletcher emphasizes the need for early…

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The Researchers’ Writing Academy: A Systematic Approach to Overcoming Academic Writing Challenges with Anna Clemens, Ph.D

This episode features Anna Clemens, Ph.D., an academic writing coach and the founder of the Researchers’ Writing Academy. Anna earned her PhD in material science and has published articles in Scientific American and other popular science magazines. Her mission is to make academia a more diverse and joyful place for researchers from all backgrounds. We discuss…

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Building Trust in Science: Understanding the Process Behind Research and Communication with John C. Besley, Ph.D.

This episode features John Besley, Ph.D., a professor at Michigan State University, who is focused on understanding how scientists communicate complex science to the public. Professor Besley’s research includes surveys of thousands of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) members, where he examines their goals for communication and the tactics they use to…

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Space, Storytelling, and Science Communication with Mat Kaplan

In this episode, we dive into the fascinating world of space exploration with our special guest, Mat Kaplan. Mat is a seasoned radio host who recently stepped away from the mic after two decades and a thousand episodes of the Planetary Society’s acclaimed podcast, Planet Radio. In this interview, Mat shares his passion for science…

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Data Science, Bilingualism, and Science Communication with Fabricio Costa, Ph.D.

This week’s episode of When Science Speaks features academic, entrepreneur and data scientist Fabricio Costa, Ph.D.. We discuss a range of topics, including: – How Fabricio has navigated his diverse, multinational career path – As a bilingual scientist (Portuguese native speaker and English speaker) with extensive experience in industry, how Fabricio serves as a “linguistic…

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Transitioning from Lab Bench to Science Outreach and Training with Chanelle Case Borden, Ph.D.

This week’s episode features Chanelle Case Borden, Ph.D., Associate Director of Training at the National Cancer Institute within the National Institutes of Health. We discuss a range of career development and communication topics, including: Chanelle’s scientific research in Molecular Biology and what she enjoyed during her Postdoc experience What led her to decide to move into…

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Science Communication: From Instagram and TikTok to Children’s Books and Beyond with Sarah Habibi, Ph.D.

This week’s epidsode features Sarah Habibi, Ph.D., an extraordinary science communicator who uses art and inventive experiments to convey scientific topics in fun, accessible ways. We discuss a range of topics related to science communication, including: – Sarah’s career journey, background in art, and training in eduction and curriculum development – How she incorporated science…

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Communicating the Science of Fitness and Health with Ronan Diego de Oliveira

This week’s episode features world-reknown fitness trainer and author Ronan Diego de Oliveira. We discuss a range of topics related to Ronan’s approach to developing, describing, and teaching innovative fitness programs, including: – The science upon which Ronan’s 10X fitness program is based, the way he’s able to explain scientific concepts with clarity and enthusiasm, and,…

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