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Dr. Petrun Sayers is an experienced research scientist with roots in communication. Her research applies core concepts from the communication discipline to understand how information, technology, and media impact outcomes spanning knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors across audiences. Over the years, her research projects have focused on risk and crisis communication, weather and climate communication, public health campaign evaluation, disaster preparedness, information operations and warfare, and community health and well-being, among other topics. Dr. Petrun Sayers has worked for the federal government, non-profits (i.e., the RAND Corporation), and several universities.

She obtained a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, Graduate Certificate in Health Communication, and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Kentucky.

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