Suzie Carmack

Health Communication Science Lead / Social Scientist, MITRE
Author, Strategist and Speaker
Adjunct Faculty, George Mason University

As a Health Communications Lead at the MITRE corporation, I enjoy designing evidence-based communications strategy for U.S. government sponsors. As a non-profit organization, MITRE operates Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDC's) in the public trust. At MITRE, I work to ensure that our internal (CDC programs) and external (public health partners) communication efforts optimize stakeholder engagement.  As a scholar, I coach young scholars to see the world from multiple points of view, and bring my research on the sciences of communication and well-being to the classroom.

Kristina Cook

 Senior Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton, supporting Navy Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention

nterests: alcohol and prescription drug abuse prevention social marketing campaigns

Kristina Cook has a variety of strategic, digital, and health communication experience. As a consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton, Kristina acts as the project manager for the Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Office (NADAP) including the development and implementation of their alcohol and prescription drug abuse prevention social marketing campaigns.

Emily Peterson

Cancer Research Training Award Fellow, Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch (HCIRB), Behavioral Research Program (BRP)

Interests: Improving the patient-provider relationship, message framing/persuasion theories and the effect of self-affirmation on adolescents' responses to public health messaging.

Her past work focused on patient-centered care throughout the cancer continuum, cancer screening discussions, and pediatrician-adolescent counseling about nicotine and tobacco.

Amelia Burke-Garcia

Senior Director, Digital Media, Westat
Director, Center for Digital Strategy & Research, Westat

Interests: Strategic online communications, Social media, Mobile media , Online advertising, Social CRM, Social SEO, Strategic digital partnerships, Measurement & evaluation

Jungmi Jun

Research Scientist, Center for Health and Risk Communication , Department of Communication, University of Maryland

Interests: Health and Strategic Communication.

She is particularly interested in examining health information disparities among underserved populations and communicating preventive care and medical tourism issues with the populations.

Sunny Kim

Assistant Professor and Research Faculty, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Barrett Honors College, Arizona State University

Interests: Psychosocial Intervention, Emotional Coping and Distress, Social support/social networks and supportive care for cancer patients and cancer survivors, Bone-marrow transplant patients and quality of life, Cancer prevention behaviors, Narrative-based digital storytelling intervention, Patient-provider communication, Cross-cultural research, Qualitative and quantitative methodology

Jordan Alpert

Instructor and Postdoctoral Fellow, Cancer Prevention & Control, Virginia Commonwealth School of Medicine


Chief Strategist - Health Communication, MITRE

Serves as chief strategist for MITRE's Health Communication capability and leads oversight of MITRE's health communication project work and research initiatives.

Hub Tags: Health Communication Hub | Health Care Delivery | Health Systems | eHealth | Health Risk Communication | Health Promotion | Organizational Communication | Family Communication | Patient Communication |Health Policy

Interests: Social Support | Health Safety |Health Privacy

Bridget Bush

Bridget Bush is an academic in every sense of the word. I excelled in my undergraduate studies, and I have remained at George Mason University, where I am now pursuing my MA in Communication, which will then be followed by the pursuance of a PhD in Communication.

My dream is to remain at this University as a Professor of Communication, as well as continuing to contribute to the amazing Communication research being performed at George Mason University.

Elina Guralnik

Elina is a recent graduate with Master's in Public Health with concentration in Epidemiology from George Mason University. Her multifaceted experiences had brought her to a deep commitment and understanding of the importance of communication in health.

Her goal is to continue raising awareness about various health issues through writing and advocacy.

Eric L. Olson

Outreach Coordinator, PressForward Project, Center for History and New Media
Director of the Science Communication Network Initiative, National Science Communication Institute
Science Communications Consultant

Focuses on open access, science literacy, and media literacy advocate. Communication specialist with extensive postgraduate training and experience with science outreach, science communication evaluation, proposal editing, web content development, and relationship building.

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