Talking Over the Fence: Going Public with Your Science

Date / Time

October 27, 2022

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

About the Seminar

We are all experts within our own scientific “bubbles,” but we can have a much greater impact when we bring our science expertise and ideas to the mainstream. Dr. Katrine Wallace is an epidemiologist and science communicator who distills complex scientific topics for lay audiences on social and mainstream media. In her presentation, she will cover the reasons to “go public” with your science, strategies for messaging complex topics, what works best on different platforms, and pros and cons (and tips) for communicating through various media channels.

This event is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Strategic Marketing and Communications and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science.

RSVP online by Oct. 25.

About the Speaker

Katrine Wallace, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor
UIC School of Public Health

Katrine Wallace holds a PhD in Epidemiology (UIC SPH ’13) and has many years of professional experience in epidemiology, science communication, health economics, research design and biostatistics. ​Dr. Wallace is a member of several science communication initiatives, such as: “Team Halo” (United Nations), Project FIDES (World Health Organization), and the Health Influencer Council (Public Good Projects). She was also chosen as a “Vaccine Luminary” for the 2021 G7 Vaccine Confidence Summit in the United Kingdom. Due to her public health advocacy work fighting misinformation on social media, she has been featured as an opinion contributor and has been interviewed or profiled in several mainstream media outlets such as BBC World News, MSNBC, CNN, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Bloomberg, and National Public Radio.


Lauren Rieger

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