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Meet Those Nerdy Girls – Dr. Lindsey Leininger


In this week’s edition of our “Meet those nerdy girls” series, we’re introducing Dr. Lindsey Leininger, who is a Clinical Professor of Business Administration at Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business, and the “Nerd-in-Chief” at Dear Pandemic. In the Before Times, Dr. Leininger described herself as a health policy researcher. Now, she identifies as an

Meet Those Nerdy Girls – Dr. Malia Jones


In this week’s edition of our “Meet those nerdy girls” series, we are introducing co-founder and Editor-in-Chief at Dear Pandemic, Dr. Malia Jones. It all started early in the morning on Thursday, March 5th, when Dr. Jones sat down at her computer and wrote a lengthy message to her friends and family about the pandemic.

Meet Those Nerdy Girls – Dr. Alison Buttenheim


Today we’re launching a new series: a chance to meet Those Nerdy Girls! We’ll be introducing you to one of our contributors each week so you can get to know us & our backgrounds better. 🤗 First up, we’d like to introduce you to our co-founder, Dr. Alison Buttenheim. Dr. Buttenheim is an Associate Professor

Thanksgiving Gratitude


Today, Dear Pandemic celebrates gratitude. We are so grateful to each and every one of you, our readers, for coming along with us on this strange, surprising, and often difficult journey. We’ve grown so much this past year–as individuals and as a community. We are so grateful for our readers and especially all our volunteers.

Nerdy Girl-In-Chief Dr. Lindsey Leininger


We don’t often share “Nerdy Girls in the News” but this piece by Joycelyn Winnecke SO captures our Nerdy Girl-in-Chief Dr. Lindsey Leininger AND the story of our Dear Pandemic journey. Thank you to our wonderful community for your support and especially your *trust* during this pandemic, we don’t take it for granted for a

Announcing the Dear Pandemic podcast!


Good news! Dear Pandemic now has a podcast! It’s called I Have Questions. Find it wherever you get podcasts, or at https://anchor.fm/dearpandemic. For now, the podcast is weekly Q&A with follower questions and Dear Pandemic contributor answers. We’ll be adding longer-format interviews with other experts soon, so stay tuned. If you have a question, put

Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Social and Racial Justice Uncategorized

Dear Ruth Bader Ginsburg, You inspired us. You led through persistence and action. You paved the way for many women to achieve their dreams. You will be terribly missed and forever a guiding light. Love, Those Nerdy Girls 12 Powerful Quotes from RBG – Town and Country RBG Obit – The Guardian Link to original

Dear Pandemic talks to authors of recent PNAS opinion about parenting and women in science in a pandemic

Families Uncategorized

Dear Pandemic Nerdy Girls Dr. Malia Jones and Dr. Amanda Simanek chat with a collaboration of academic women who recently authored an opinion piece about women, parenting, academia and the sciences in heavy-hitting journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Our guests are Drs. Breanna Harris, Kristy Lewis, Jessica Mallish, Pimtiwitt McCarthy, Shanen Sheer,

Why don’t my pants fit? Can I blame it on Covid-19?


A: Weight changes can occur for a number of reasons. Covid-19 has triggered a multitude of opportunities to mess with your wardrobe and nutritional health. While some are experiencing the “Quarantine -15”, a fluctuation up or down of 15 pounds in your typical body weight, others are struggling with food insecurity. Here are a few