Naomi Hirsch has been with the Outreach team for over ten years. She came to the program with a great deal of experience and knowledge from previous outreach positions in the Peace Corps (1990-1992), the University of California (1994-2000), and Extension Sea Grant (2001 - 2003).
Naomi is passionate on making a difference in environmental health and helping scientists bring their research to diverse audiences effectively. She especially enjoys helping students. After work, she has fun with her daughter, frolics in the forests and garden, takes lots of photos, and appreciates the community.
NIEHS Grantee Highlight from February 2013
- NIEHS social media campaign: #IamEH (beginning April 2014)
- Superfund Research Program (SRP) - Program Coordinator, Research Translation Core: Research outreach support for investigators includes web, mobile app and video projects, event coordination, research and program promotion, web and on-line community management: Blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest.
- Plans and reports on EHSC On-line Communications
- Contributes to grant-writing and external review for other NIEHS Centers
- Manages Hydroville Curriculum Project blog
- ScienceOnline Watch Party Organizer, 2013. Group leader with OSU Social Media and OSU Science Communicators.
- Co-taught Fall Term 2013: TOX 507/607 - Communicating Science and Risk Beyond Academia (see SRP Grad Seminars) Scientists-in-training learn to effectively communicate research to the public