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Dr. Jennifer Dowd Wins PAA Award!

Women in STEM

👑 Nerdy Girl News! 👑 On Friday, Dear Pandemic’s own Editor-in-Chief Dr. Jennifer Dowd won a fancy award from the largest scientific association of demographers, the Population Association of America. She received the 2022 Clifford C. Clogg Award for Mid-Career Achievement. During the award ceremony, her work here at Dear Pandemic was highlighted as one

Meet Those Nerdy Girls: Dr. Kristen Panthagani

Women in STEM

Do you love our recent series on logical fallacies as much as I do? Well then, get excited because you’re about to meet the woman who writes them! Dr. Panthagani is our only contributor who has both an M.D. and a Ph.D., which she earned from Baylor College of Medicine’s Medical Scientist Training Program. Her

Meet Those Nerdy Girls – Dr. Rachael Piltch-Loeb

Women in STEM

Today, we continue our little adventure in finding out just who *are* #ThoseNerdyGirls. We’re talking with Dr. Rachael Piltch-Loeb. Dr. Piltch-Loeb is a risk communications expert. When she’s not contributing to research efforts here at #DearPandemic, Dr. Piltch-Loeb is working on research projects as a research associate at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

How can we equip the next generation of Nerdy Girls to stop the spread of misinformation?

Uncertainty and Misinformation Women in STEM

A: Start building their scientific literacy skills now! Below we share three super neat resources that can help kids (across a range of ages) learn about the scientific method, get introduced to careers in various scientific fields, and gain the skills needed to become savvy consumers (and sharers) of scientific information! *Zoey and Sassafras*- a

Meet those Nerdy Girls – Dr. Chana Davis

Women in STEM

Today we get to chat with Dr. Chana Davis in Vancouver, BC, who has a Bachelor of Science in Genetics from the @University of British Columbia and a Ph.D. in Genetics from @Stanford University. Dr. Davis says she was always drawn to genetics, and after completing her undergraduate degree, a Ph.D. seemed like the natural

Nerdy Publication alert!

Uncertainty and Misinformation Women in STEM

The Nerdy Girls are thrilled to share a jointly authored editorial in the American Journal of Health Promotion sharing our “Let’s Learn” communication strategy: 💥 Lesson #1: ➡️ Listening and Empathy Come First In the Dear Pandemic community, learning is a two-way street. Our readers are among our best teachers. Read the full essay here:

🧪Happy International Day of Women & Girls in Science!🔬

Women in STEM

Nerdy Girls around the world continue to get it done during a global pandemic. Special thanks to all the women who heeded the call for rapid translation of vital scientific information during this crisis, and for our Nerdy readers who helped share this information far and wide. 🧬📊 #TeamWorkMakesTheDreamWork Friendly Neighbor Epidemiologist Unambiguous Science Unbiased

Can I be a vaccine ambassador?

Vaccines Women in STEM

YES! YES! YES! People are more likely to listen to information from someone they already trust. Here are a few wonderful resources to support YOU in becoming a community resource from Dr. Rupali Limaye, a behavioral and social scientist from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Tips on starting discussions about vaccines. See the

What can I do for a school nurse today?

Families/Kids Women in STEM

Escalating COVID-19 cases and changing guidelines fall directly on the shoulders of school nurses. School nurses maintain the preventative and daily health of millions of children and are key in navigating COVID-19 risk mitigation. Here’s a few ideas to help out these unbelievable professionals. Layer on the patience, kindness, and grace. This is the “Monday-est”