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Hey, NYC Rats! Who’s in charge now?

Health Policy

TL, DR; NYC recently appointed Kathleen Corradi as the city’s first Rat Czar, who will be implementing a wide range of new strategies to mitigate the city’s unfortunate rodent problem. Kudos to Ms. Corradi! Rattus norvegicus first landed in NYC over 250 years ago and their populations have flourished. Millions of brown rats have thoroughly Read more…

Why do Those Nerdy Girls use phrases like “people with cervices” and “people who lactate” in your reproductive health posts? Why not just say “women”?

Health Policy Reproductive Health Social and Racial Justice

TL;DR: Our phrases include more people. When we exclude people by not naming them, they may lack access to critical information they need to make potentially life-saving decisions. We are science communicators. We take complicated scientific research and medical recommendations and try to make them easily digestible to our readers. As scientists, we must be Read more…

Threats to reproductive rights are a public health crisis.

Health & Wellness Health Policy Social and Racial Justice

This past week has been a sucker punch to women and science. Those Nerdy Girls are committed to providing actionable, factual science communication around public health crises. While the majority of our content to date has covered COVID-19, there are a number of public health topics that require further coverage. If we are not talking Read more…