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Science Communications in a Social Media Crisis: Lessons Learned from Dear Pandemic

November 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

A PSC Brown Bag seminar.

Dr. Malia Jones is an interdisciplinary researcher working at the intersection of infectious disease and social epidemiology, demography, and geography. She will discuss Science Communications in a Social Media Crisis: Lessons Learned from Dear Pandemic.

She is an Associate Scientist in Health Geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Applied Population Laboratory, where her work focuses on how the places we spend time affect our health, especially spatial clustering of infectious disease and vaccines. She was also a co-founder and inaugural Editor-in-Chief of Dear Pandemic. Over the past year, Dr. Jones has emerged as a national leader in pandemic-related science communications. She is developing a research program that aims to understand how social media, trust, and science communication intersect.

Her current research work is funded by a K01 Career Development Award from the National Institutes for Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

She received an MPH and a PhD in Public Health at UCLA and completed postdoctoral training at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine, Department of Preventive Medicine. Her work has been published in leading scientific journals such as the American Journal of Public Health, Health Affairs, and Demography.

Michigan Population Studies Center (PSC) Brown Bag seminars highlight recent research in population studies and serve as a focal point for building our research community.


November 15, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST


Michigan Population Studies Center

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