Research & Impact

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The sweet side of science, modified
Science communication comes in many shapes, sizes and now tastes, thanks to an eye-catching food truck that encourages scientists to talk with the public about food security and genetic modification.
  • Food
  • Global Development
  • Genetics
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Study takes on e-cigarette warning ‘paradox’
As controversy swirls around the vaping industry, a team of Cornell researchers is helping regulators identify the most effective health warnings to include in advertisements for electronic cigarettes.
  • Department of Communication
  • Health + Nutrition
  • Behavior
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Meet our faculty: J. Nathan Matias
Academic focus: I study digital governance and behavior change in groups and networks shaped by algorithms. I also organize citizen behavioral science with communities of millions toward a world where the power of digital technology is guided by...
  • Department of Communication
  • Communication
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Meet our faculty: Diane E. Bailey
Academic focus: Technology, work, and organization Previous positions: Associate/Assistant Professor, School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin, 2009 – 2019; Terman Fellow and Jack A. McCullough Scholar and Assistant Professor...
  • Department of Communication
  • Communication
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Kids can test drive social media safely with new simulations
Educators across the country can now use Cornell-designed interactive tutorials to teach elementary and middle schoolers how to participate positively in social media – while simultaneously learning to navigate some of its potential perils. The...
  • Faculty
  • Department of Communication
  • Health + Nutrition

News & Events

News

Grants seed social science research, conferences

In all, the center’s Fall 2019 Small Grant Awards supported 14 proposals, including nine research projects and five academic conferences, with a total of $90,000. The awards provide seed funding to help early career social science faculty...

  • Department of Communication
  • Communication
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LGBTQ beauty vloggers draw on queer culture to stand out
Then he returns to his usual, higher-pitched voice. “I am a man,” says Starrr, a queer Filipino beauty vlogger whose YouTube channel has 4.5 million subscribers. “I am a man in makeup. I love wearing makeup so much.” Starrr is among the subjects...
  • Department of Communication
  • Communication
  • Media