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Jessica Mudry

Chair | Professor
OfficeRCC 366
Phone(416) 979-5000 x555328

Jessica Mudry is Professor and Chair of the School of Professional Communication. She is an organic chemist, after which she moved to science communication, media production and research for the BBC and the Discovery Channel - she continues to create for the annual World Congress of Science and Factual Producers, ZDF, and NSERC.

Her scholarship focuses on the languages of science, health and medicine in politics and popular culture.  She is the Director of the Creative School's Healthcare User Experience (HUE) Lab where her work in health communication and health equity finds a good home. She is an associate scientist at St. Michael's Hospital and she works closely with the department of surgery there on a variety of medical humanities projects. She teaches health communication in the MPH program, and has been an Erasmus Scholar, at the École des Hautes Études en Santé Publique (EHESP) in France, and has completed several courses at Harvard University's Medical School.

Her past academic projects have included work in Food Studies; Science and Technology Studies; Public Health, and Environmental Communication.  She has been awarded funding from NSERC, SSHRC, MITACS, FQRSC and the Public Health Agency of Canada.