Session Goals

  • Recognize that the presentation of data is never objective
  • Understand which chart format is most appropriate for each dataset 
  • Consider your role in creating and/or understanding data visualizations

Data visualization can be an effective way to communicate science. It requires you to analyze the data and convey a clear message using graphics, tables, and images. Jess Cohen-Tanugi, visualization specialist at Harvard Library, will lead this one-hour session which will prepare you to explore data, consider formats, and compose your own data visualization.

Visit our Writing and Communication Center website for more science communication resources.

Boundary-Crossing Skills for Research Careers

This session explores approaches to developing a broad range of competencies integral to establishing and maintaining a successful research career. This series delves into the following competencies: team science, mentorship, project management, communication, leadership, and funding research. For more information and to access other resources and webinars in the series, please visit Boundary-Crossing Skills for Research Careers.

Meet the Faculty Lead

Naomi Fisher, MDNaomi DL Fisher, MD, is an endocrinologist with clinical and research expertise in hypertension. She leads the innovative Hypertension Program for Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Remote Cardiovascular Health, and directs the Hypertension Service and Hypertension Specialty Clinic at BWH. Fisher has served as principal investigator on studies involving hypertension, renal denervation, renal vascular hemodynamics, diabetes, and flavanols. She has authored original scientific reports in high impact medical journals, as well as standards of care, clinical guidelines, and online resources. Fisher is a veteran teacher and communicator who has directed and lectured in two courses at Harvard Catalyst. She is been cited in multiple “Best Doctors” listings.

Fisher received her BA from Princeton University and MD from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, followed by a fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes, and hypertension, and a research fellowship in hypertension at BWH.

Meet the Presenter

Jess Cohen Tanugi, MSJess Cohen-Tanugi, MS, is a visualization specialist as part of Harvard University’s library. She provides support to anyone in the Harvard community who wants to incorporate data visualization into their research, teaching, or coursework. Prior to this position, Cohen-Tanugi worked in online education, collaborating with MIT faculty to create multimedia for some of MITx’s first open online courses. She holds a bachelor’s degree in astrophysics and master’s degree in science communication.

Session Date

February 15, 2022 | 3:00pm


Webinars in this series are designed for translational researchers and research staff at any career stage. There are no eligibility requirements to participate, and attendees are welcome to participate in as many sessions as are of interest.

We believe that the research community is strengthened by understanding how a number of factors including gender identity, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, culture, religion, national origin, language, disability, and age shape the environment in which we live and work, affect each of our personal identities, and impacts all areas of human health.


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