Lori Eason was a PhD student in health and crisis communications who passed away before she could get her PhD. The top student paper prize at AEj_award2JMC’s ComSHER (communicating science, health, environment, and risk) division is named after her.

I had the honor of receiving this award for my research paper “On Pins and Needles: The Portrayal of Vaccines on Pinterest” during the AEJMC co
nference a few weeks ago. Lori, I hope I will make your memory proud.