“Improving Science Communication: Creating a Culture of Curiosity, Critical Thinking, and Engagement in Science”

Science communication often stops with journal publications and science conferences. The media then “translates” the science for mass consumption. Dr. Martin founded Public Health United out of a desire to end this game of “telephone” from lab results to the public. Misinterpreted science findings simply should not affect major public health decisions. Public Health United fosters new partnerships between scientists and the public that they are trying to reach to co-create excellent, evidence-based science communication.

Dr. Nina Martin is a scientist and science communicator at the Johns Hopkins International Vaccine Access Center. While obtaining a PhD in Molecular Microbiology & Immunology from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Nina started the Public Health United podcast to learn about the success and challenges scientists face when communicating science. Interests: figuring out how to engage the public on science in fun, creative ways, evidence-based teaching methods & science communication, baking, traveling, talking about vaccines, and her dog, Clark Kent.

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