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CUGH 2023: Communications Workshop

Event Date:

April 16, 2023 | 3:00 PM EDT TO 4:30 PM EDT


Washington Hilton
Monroe Room, Concourse Level
1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20009

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Such inequity is not only unjust—it also makes the world vulnerable to health emergencies.


This special session of the 11th Annual CUGH Conference brings together communication specialists, researchers, and global health journalists. During this panel, journalists will discuss their reporting on a range of global health issues, how they work with sources for their stories, and how experts across scientific fields can better communicate their research to the public.

This session is open to only CUGH 2023 conference attendees. 

The goal: to educate workshop participants about the skills needed to pitch a story, translate complex issues to a lay audience, and make both traditional and nontraditional media work for them. This session is organized by the Pulitzer Center, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Global Health NOW. 

Panelists include:

  • Taiwo Adebulu is the pioneer head of the fact-check desk at TheCable, a Nigerian independent digital newspaper. Adebulu covers issues related to misinformation, social justice, gender, and sustainable development goals. He also won the overall prize at the African Fact-Checking Awards in 2020 for his investigative piece that exposed the falsehood of a claim by Nigeria’s minister of environment that seven federal universities were running strictly on renewable energy.
  • Amy Maxmen, an award-winning science writer who covers the entanglements of evolution, medicine, science policy, and of the people behind research. Her stories appear in Nature, Wired, National Geographic, and The New York Times, among other outlets. She is an Edward R. Murrow press fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a multiple Pulitzer Center grantee.
  • Meredith Wadman is an award-winning medical journalist, author, and science communicator with a passion for global health. Trained as a physician and journalist, Wadman has been reporting about medical science and its politics from Washington, D.C., for 25 years, as a staff and contributing writer for Nature and Fortune, and more recently as a senior reporter at Science magazine.
  • Rupali Limaye, Ph.D., MPH, MA, studies how health information can best be communicated to individuals in different contexts and through different channels. An expert in vaccine behavior and decision-making, including vaccine hesitancy and acceptance, she serves as the Deputy Director of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's International Vaccine Access Center.

Ann Peters of the Pulitzer Center and Brian Simpson of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health co-moderate the conversation. 


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