Rebecca Hardesty

Welcome to my webpage! The pages here describe my research and other projects. I am currently a Presidential Management Fellow and Health Specialist at the National Cancer Institute, which is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the National Institutes of Health.

I received my Ph.D. in Communication and Science Studies at the University of California San Diego in 2019. Subsequently, I spent a year as postdoctoral scholar at UC San Diego's Teaching + Learning Commons, and Division of Biological Sciences in collaboration with UC Irvine.

My work focuses on health-focused science communication with attention to health disparities as well as policy development to support resilient health systems.

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All views expressed here are my own!