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Today’s Healthy Community / Dr Lucinda Miner

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On this installment of Today’s Healthy Community, host Rebekka VanNess has a conversation with Dr Lucinda Miner – Deputy Director of the Office of Science Policy, Engagement, Education and Communications at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

Dr Miner is a leader of the Institute’s efforts to develop and provide science-based information to ensure that NHLBI’s research is both useful and implemented.  Prior to joining NHLBI, Dr Miner was Director of the Division of Scientific, Regulatory and Health Communications at the FDA Center for Tobacco Products (CTP).  There, she became their first Associate Director for Science Communications and worked to establish and build their regulatory communications program.

Lucinda started her public service career at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Intramural Research Program, establishing the Institute’s first Molecular Genetics Research Laboratory.  She eventually transitioned from laboratory science to science policy and communications at NIDA eventually becoming the Acting Director. She received her Ph.D. in psychology and behavioral genetics from the University of Colorado and completed postdoctoral training at the University of Minnesota and University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Miner is the author of numerous scientific articles and book chapters on the genetic underpinnings of addiction. She has served on a number of Federal Task Forces and Committees, and has received numerous awards and honors for her leadership in setting science policy standards and cutting edge science communications efforts, including sharing an Emmy award for her contributions to the HBO documentary, Addiction in 2008.

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