Session Goals

  • Recognize social media as a means to learn, a place for mutual communication, and a medium that allows you to share information about yourself, your team, and your research.
  • Discover ways to communicate science using social media.
  • Apply social media tips and strategies.

Social media presents a unique opportunity to engage with users around the world. The research community, in particular, can use social media as a tool to learn, connect, and communicate about related topics of interest.

This one-hour session will be led by a program associate for the American Association for the Advancement of Science Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology.

Session content will focus on the evolving state of the social media landscape and the various roles within it. Appropriate for both novices and those who are already using social media, you will learn to evaluate your current use of social media and to think critically about how you can advance your use of social media to accomplish your public engagement and research goals.

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

Headshot of Liz CrockerLiz Crocker, PhD, is a program associate for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology. In her role, she supports the AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors project, facilitates communicating science workshops, and supports other center programs. Previously, she served as the research assistant to the director of Boston University’s emerging media studies, and was the communications director for March for Science Boston. She has a PhD in anthropology  from Boston University and a MA in anthropology from Louisiana State University.

Session Date

December 15, 2021 | 2:00pm


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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