Communicating for impact: Public health students get comfortable talking about why their work matters

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — As part of the public health community at Brown and beyond, students can find classmates, mentors and collaborators with whom they can analyze ideas and brainstorm solutions.

But part of being a leading public health professional involves being able to talk about research in public. Helping students develop and polish that skill is one of the goals of Research Day, a poster conference hosted by Brown’s School of Public Health during National Public Health Week.

“Communicating your science to people who may not be experts in your specific field is such an important skill to learn,” said Jennifer Tidey, the school’s associate dean for research. “It's a skill that we use throughout our careers, whether we're trying to obtain funding or trying to influence health practice and policy.” KEEP READING