SciComm Lunch & Learn: A Humanities Perspective on Vaccine Communication

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The Duke Science & Society Initiative’s “SciComm Lunch-and-Learn” series presents:


A Humanities Perspective on Vaccine Communication


Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, Noon-1pm ET


Effective vaccine communication is the biggest and most urgent challenge faced by science communicators, public health officials, and doctors right now.  Despite all the focus on this issue at the moment, obstacles and barriers are everywhere and there seem to be few sure-fire solutions.  Join us for the first “SciComm Lunch-and-Learn” event of the semester, as we hear from Dr. Jean Goodwin – a science communication expert and Professor of Communication at North Carolina State University – on the importance of identities, values, and relationships to vaccine communication–including one’s own.


Dr. Jean Goodwin, PhD,  joined NC State in 2016 as a Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program cluster hire in Leadership in Public Science. Goodwin, a professor in the Department of Communication, studies how scientists can communicate appropriately and effectively to non-expert audiences.  She has served as a consultant on initiatives by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Union of Concerned Scientists to define the appropriate roles of scientists as advocates.  Goodwin received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics and her J.D. from the University of Chicago, and her Ph.D. in communication arts from the rhetoric program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.



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