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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.

Jun 29, 2020

Growing up in Guyana, Rukia Henry thought that she would be a detective or an author because of her love for writing. She had no clue that she would eventually pursue her Ph.D. in a science field. She describes her passion for learning and understanding life even as a small child playing in her backyard. It was only...


Jun 5, 2020

Producing episode 33 of The Research Her podcast was a bust because I could not bring myself to think about anything but the current state of our country. I am sad that in 2020 we still are not seen as human. We are still fighting for basic human rights. With that, I did not curate an episode this week because I still...


May 26, 2020

I was reading a little bit about affection, what it is, why we need it, and how to show it. My birthday is right around the corner and I like to celebrate on the podcast. I thought this year I would take the time out to remind myself why I love me.

 

This is the most important relationship that I have and it is...


May 18, 2020

In this episode, we discuss the benefits of vinegar. We break down the chemical composition of vinegar, the origin of vinegar synthesis, the difference between types of vinegar, its uses, health benefits, and does it help with weight loss. We talk about how it helps with weight loss and even discuss how it could be...


May 11, 2020

I know that we are in the middle of a pandemic and the last thing that we want to talk about is… anything that does not have to do with the pandemic. However, I have something that I want to share. During and after working on my doctorate degree I suffered from depression, anxiety, and PTSD. It was through seeking...