Session Goals

  • Learn how to launch a social media presence or improve your existing profile, content, and reach 
  • Reflect on your responsibility as a science communicator who utilizes social media 
  • Consider your audience(s) and their diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and identities
  • Learn social media best practices and functionality, including differences between public and private sharing

Over the past 10 years, new digital platforms have expanded the ways we communicate science. In the past, science communication was primarily served through publications, oral presentations, and poster presentations. Today, social media continues to open new, innovative channels. 

This panel discussion is a follow-up to our previous Social Media and Science Communication session.  In this session, panelists will discuss best practices for using social media channels such as Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn, and Youtube.

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 Moderator


Junaid Nabi, MD.Junaid Nabi, MD, MPH, is a physician, health systems researcher, and writer. In his current role as a senior researcher at Harvard Business School, he is examining how competitive strategy can transform healthcare delivery, improve patient outcomes, and promote health equity. He is also a  senior fellow at the Aspen Institute and a millennium fellow at the Atlantic Council. Additionally, he is a member of the Expert Network at the World Economic Forum and has served as a visiting professor on healthcare strategy for prominent international institutions. His ongoing research in medical ethics and global health policy include studying the impact of global health colonialism and healthcare inequities, understanding the role of machine bias in artificial intelligence-based medical decision-making systems, and applying principles of behavioral economics in healthcare management. In early 2020, he served as an emerging leaders fellow at the United Nations Association of the United States, coordinating one of the first global lectures on systems-based public health response to COVID. 

Meet the Panelists

A. Enrique Caballero, MD.

A. Enrique Caballero, MD, is an endocrinologist, investigator, and educator.  He is the director of Latino diabetes health in the Division of Endocrinology and associate scientist in the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is also the director of international innovation programs in the Office for External Education and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Additionally, he is the chair for the Health Care Disparities Committee at the American Diabetes Association. Caballero has had a strong and long commitment to helping underserved populations. His research interests include Type 2 diabetes prevention and management in racial/ethnic minorities. He has been a co-investigator of the National Diabetes Prevention Program and the Look-Ahead Program, both sponsored by the NIH.  Caballero is the 2022 Harvard Medical School Harold Amos Award recipient that recognizes his work on diversity, inclusion, and equity in Healthcare.


Jessica Malaty Rivera MS.

Jessica Malaty Rivera, MS,  is an infectious disease epidemiologist and science communicator. In her work, she translates complex scientific concepts into impactful, judgment-free, and accessible information for a diverse audience. Rivera has dedicated the last 15 years of her career to disease surveillance research, public health policy, and vaccine advocacy. Throughout the pandemic, she served as the science communication lead for The COVID Tracking Project at The Atlantic. Currently, she is a research fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital Innovation & Digital Health Accelerator, an infection preventionist at Netflix, a senior advisor to the Pandemic Prevention Institute at the Rockefeller Foundation, and an expert contributor to news outlets across the world.  She was recently named one of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” by Fortune Magazine for her work on COVID-19 research and data communication. Rivera earned her MS in emerging infectious diseases from the Georgetown School of Medicine.

Session Date

March 30, 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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