Jennifer leads brand and product launches, works on market turnarounds, and contributes to complex scientific, clinical, financial, and advocacy-focused campaigns. She is also an educator and frequent presenter, with published works focused on disability advocacy and advancing health literacy.
Jennifer has led healthcare professional education, research and development communications, health policy efforts, executive communications, and patient advocacy relations for pharmaceutical companies, non-profit organizations, universities, and the U.S. government.
Jennifer’s professional recognitions include the U.S. Surgeon General’s Medallion, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Honor Award, and National Institutes of Health Merit Award. She was raised in South America, the Caribbean, and Texas, and is a registered member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Jennifer is a proud graduate of Trinity University and American University.
Other areas of expertise:
- Clinical trials
- Executive communications
- Health literacy
- Life sciences
- Media relations
- R&D communications
- Social media
B.A., English and Communications, Trinity University
M.A., Public Communication, American University
Health Literacy and Cultural Competence in Integrative Preventive Health and Medicine. Oxford University Press. August 2016.
Health Disparities in Respiratory Medicine. Springer. December 2015.
Health Literacy Research and Practice: A Needed Paradigm Shift. Health Communication. September 2015.
Arts for Behavior Change Program: Theater for Health. Arts & Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice. July 2014.
The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Improve the Health and Wellness of Persons with Disabilities: Historical Review, Rationale, and Implications Five Years after Publication, Disability and Health Journal, October 2010.
A Prescription is Not Enough: Improving Health with Health Literacy. Commissioned by the Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Health Literacy. November 2013.