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The Research Her

The Research Her is a weekly science communication podcast for us that provides reliable and relatable topics from how hair products affect health to the effects of Instagram on mental health. It encourages improvement of the disproportionate amount of research focused on minorities. Host Elissia Franklin is a black woman in chemistry who shares the woes and rewards in her field while learning of research in many areas.

Apr 26, 2019

In this episode, we interview and highlight Chrystelle L. Vilfranc. She shares how she went from wanting to go to medical school to find her calling in research. She tells us about her journey to her to a Ph.D. program and gives insight into how she remains mentally healthy while getting her degree.


Chrystelle is a...

Apr 19, 2019

In this episode, we discuss the controversial research related to using body powder and whether the powder causes ovarian cancer. Johnson and Johnson say that their products are absolutely safe but what do the studies say?


Today's featured microbiologist:

Ashlei is a microbiologist at a pharmaceutical company in...

Apr 12, 2019

In this SPECIAL episode, I interview my biggest inspiration. My mother. Dr. Erica Jordan is a school counselor for Chicago Public School where she has worn many hats. We discuss how she went from not being able to write a 10-page paper to write a full doctoral dissertation. As a single mother in college, she had no...

Apr 5, 2019

In this episode, I break down endocrine disruptors and why we should avoid them for optimal health. I talk about the best practices for avoiding harmful chemicals in hair products.


CLICK HERE for a list of chemicals to avoid when picking out cosmetics.


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