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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.

May 31, 2019

Dr. Amber Sessoms is a nationally certified school psychologist for one of Pennsylvania's largest school districts.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a minor in African-American Studies from Millersville University. She continued her studies at Millersville University and earned a Master of Science...

May 24, 2019

Dr. Ruthie Arumala is an Ob/Gyn at Texas Hugley Medical Associates in Mansfield, Texas. Dr. Arumala is a young, vibrant physician who provides individualized, comprehensive care to women with a range of Ob/Gyn concerns.

Dr. Arumala began her collegiate journey at the University of Maryland College Park where she earned...

May 17, 2019

My first time trying out a podcast video.

I get asked a lot why am I in China.

I know I am late but it is here!

Take a ride with me through the streets of the Bei... HAHA

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In-depth structural characterization of phospholipids by pairing solution photochemical reaction with charge inversion ion/ion chemistry

May 10, 2019

Dominique Barnes-Walker is a Licensed Social Worker and an Individual, Couple and Family Therapist. Dominique works with a wide variety of individuals in therapy but loves working with people of color. She endorses several other skills within the field and as a research assistant, she focuses on engaging Black families...

May 3, 2019

This episode was inspired by Side Hustle Pro Episode 144 where Katonya Breaux, the founder of Unsun Cosmetics, discusses how she started making mineral sunscreen out of having adverse health effects to the harsh chemicals in traditional sunscreen.


I discuss why sunscreen is necessary for everyone regardless of skin...