Elizabeth Bass

Elizabeth Bass

Founding Director - Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science
Visiting Associate Professor in Stony Brook’s School of Journalism
Elizabeth Bass

Elizabeth Bass is the founding director of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University and a Visiting Associate Professor in Stony Brook’s School of Journalism. Working with scientists, theater professionals, journalists and others, she has led development of many of the Alda Center’s graduate courses, which have been taken by more than 300 students at Stony Brook, and its workshops, which have given at dozens of universities, including Cornell, Stanford, Dartmouth, and the University of Chicago. A longtime journalist, Liz was science and health editor of Newsday, the daily newspaper on Long Island, N.Y. She developed a master’s program in health and science reporting at Stony Brook and has taught journalism there, as well as at Hofstra and Columbia Universities. She is co-author of two medically oriented books. Liz has a BA in English from Cornell University and a Master of Public Health degree from Stony Brook.

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