Briana Richardson joined the Office of Community-engaged Research and Practice in September 2020. As senior research associate, she coordinates multiple large research projects, serving an integral role in project management, community engagement, data collection and analysis, and scientific writing. Two of the first projects she worked on were the PCORI funded project, “Building Capacity for a PCOR Agenda on Racial and Sex-Specific Disparities in Cardiovascular Disease in COVID-19 initiative,” and the college’s city-funded COVID-19 vaccination project, RapidVax.
Richardson has a master of public health degree with a major in global health from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. She earned a bachelor of science in anthropology and human biology from Emory University. Richardson has a background in community engagement, health promotion, and public health and biomedical research. The foundation of her research interests lies at the intersection of health psychology and health communications.