Karuna Meda
LATEST POSTS BY Karuna Meda
Communicating Information about COVID-19 Using ‘Entertainment-Education’
Researcher and student team up to explore a strategy that uses storytelling to creatively and effectively communicate about health issues.
A Call for Action Against Racism in Medicine
Worn from carrying the burden of fighting against racial injustice, a group of physicians pen a letter titled “Dear White People” asking colleagues and students in medicine to take up the cause of anti-racism.
How Can We Better Measure Outcomes for Patients with Spinal Cord Injury?
Developing ways for rehabilitation providers to track and evaluate patients’ gain in function.
Our Year in Mental Health
In this collection of stories, The Nexus reflects on how the Jefferson community has come together to cope with the public health crises that upended 2020.
Shedding Light on the Experiences Transgender and Non-Binary Patients Face in the Doctor’s Office
Amplifying Voices: A collaborative research team works with the transgender community to gather perspectives on barriers to care, unique health needs, and discrimination.
How Can Researchers Engage with Marginalized Communities to Better Understand Health Disparities?
Creating practices for researchers to include the voices of the communities they work with.
How Women Runners Can Avoid Stress Fractures
Women are twice as likely to develop stress fractures from running as men. Physicians and runners give tips on how to minimize risks and recover from injury.
How to Recognize and Support Someone Who Feels Hopeless
Is someone you care about just down, or is it more serious? Jefferson mental health experts share warning signs of suicide that shouldn’t be missed, and how to reach out with a listening ear.
Adapting to a New Way of Doing Research During the Pandemic
A Jefferson graduate-student researcher describes navigating work shifts, prioritizing experiments, and finding time for self-care
New Immigration Restrictions Cause Turmoil for the International Community
An international postdoctoral fellow explains how the executive order suspending thousands of work visas might force her to put her dreams of pursuing cancer research on hold
A Window Into Student Life During COVID-19
From the challenges of online learning to the isolation of social distancing, Jefferson students use photos to describe the lessons in the wake of COVID-19.