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(L-R): Michelle Driedger, with research partners at Manitoba Metis Federation, Georgina Liberty and Sheila Carter (Julianne Sanguins, with back to camera).

(L-R): MICHELLE DRIEDGER, WITH RESEARCH PARTNERS AT MANITOBA METIS FEDERATION, GEORGINA LIBERTY AND SHEILA CARTER (JULIANNE SANGUINS, WITH BACK TO CAMERA).

Risky communications

Clear and effective communication is vital to all human endeavour and interaction. 

But clear and effective communication in the public health sphere is particularly essential, as it can mean the difference between action and inaction, assurance and alarm, and even life and death.

Michelle Driedger is fascinated by the power of communication and knowledge translation and the effect that they have on public health policy and public trust. This fascination has informed her academic research as a health geographer, a U of M associate professor at the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, and former Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Environment and Health Risk Communication in the department of community health sciences.

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