Communicating Science with Dr. Katherine Lyon Daniel

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
SE1, Room 112

Dr. Katherine Lyon Daniel, Associate Director for Communication at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will be discussing issues surrounding communicating science in a time of misinformation and more specifically on the benefits of transdisciplinary science and applied work.

Dr. Daniel earned the BA in Psychology from the University of Virginia, and the PhD in Social Ecology from the University of California at Irvine. Her dissertation research focused on communicating longterm health risks to the US Senate. She has conducted research on risk perception and understanding risk behavior. She has authored or co‐authored more than a dozen scientific articles. In 2010‐2011, she completed the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative at Harvard University.

She has received numerous professional communication awards, including two HHS Secretary’s Awards for Distinguished Service, the International Academy of Arts and Sciences Questar Grand award, the MarCom Creative Gold award, and the Public Relations Society of America’s prestigious Silver Anvil award.

Dr. Daniel aims to empower moms—or anyone who cares for others—to be the best advocates for their families’ health by putting information they need at their fingertips.

As a communication and behavioral science professional, she seeks to extend CDC’s ability to promote and improve health by putting the most reliable, helpful information possible in the best places for all of us who need it