For more than two decades, Dr. Shelly Rodgers has successfully led interdisciplinary teams of researchers, educators, and practitioners on health and science communication initiatives funded by nearly $30 million in federal, state, and private grants. She is a professor of strategic communication and the Maxine Wilson Gregory Chair in the Missouri School of Journalism. Her research aims to improve the health and lives of individuals and communities. Collaborations have led to a number of life-enhancing innovations used to educate and benefit diverse populations. Her research on a National Science Foundation grant teaches graduate STEM students how to turn complex science findings into compelling and impactful stories that resonate with lay audiences. Her research has been featured in 50+ media outlets in the U.S., Canada and Europe, including the New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal. Rodgers is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Advertising, past president (2010) of the American Academy of Advertising, among other national and international leadership roles.