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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.

Dec 28, 2020

Dr. Hareder McDowell is a dedicated and passionate woman who has researched, worked, and served communities, corporations, and the educational arena’s to ensure that African-American female sexual empowerment and education remains at the forefront of all industries to ensure sexual equality, health, and safety.


Dec 23, 2020

Bio is from the time of the interview:


Dominique Barnes-Walker is a Licensed Social Work 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...

Dec 17, 2020

Dr. Ruthie Arumala is an Ob/Gyn at Texas Hugley Medical Associates in Mansfield, Texas. Dr. Arumala is a young, vibrant physician that 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...

Dec 9, 2020

This is a replay of Episode 9 where I interview my biggest inspiration. My mother. At the time of the interview, Dr. Erica Jordan was a school counselor for Chicago Public School where she had 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...

Nov 30, 2020

No, I do not want you out here musty. There is some knowledge that everyone should know about so that they can make their own informed choices about their use of a product. Antiperspirant is one of those products. There is an association between antiperspirant usage and breast cancer, but not in the way that you may...