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Linda Squiers

Senior Health Communication Scientist


PhD, Health Education, University of Maryland, College Park
MA, Health Education, University of Maryland, College Park
BS, Family Studies, University of Maryland, College Park

Linda Squiers, PhD, is a senior health communication scientist with over 30 years of experience in health communication. She works hand-in-hand with clients to develop health campaigns, programs, trainings, digital tools and educational materials. She leads research studies using methods such as surveys, virtual focus groups, in-depth interviews, and design-thinking activities. 

Dr. Squiers has published more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles on communicating about a wide variety of health issues, including cancer, Ebola, Zika virus, smoking cessation, e-cigarettes, prescription drugs, preconception health, and health literacy. She led the development of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Clear Communication Index and supported the development of CDC’s Product Development Tool to guide the development of materials for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and extreme low literacy.

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