Full Recording of Dr. Janet Yang’s Talk on PFAS Contamination Risk Communication

CHRC Fall 2023 Virtual Series speaker, Dr. Janet Yang had an informative talk about Risk Perception and Risk Mitigation Behaviors related to PFAS Contamination on Oct. 27, 2023. Click here to watch the full recording.

Dr. Janet Yang is a risk communication expert who conducts social scientific research on the cognitive and emotional determinants of risk perception, information behavior, and strategic messaging. Dr Yang has published over 90 peer reviewed journal articles and delivered over 140 presentations at international conferences. Some of her recent projects examine public risk perception and communication behaviors related to the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccination, climate change, air pollution, and PFAS contamination. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, among others. Dr. Yang’s research has been covered in national and international media such as the New York Times, BBC, NPR, and the Smithsonian Magazine. She was awarded the 2021 Chauncey Starr Distinguished Young Risk Analyst Award by the Society for Risk Analysis and the 2020 Hillier Krieghbaum Under 40 Award by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.