Carrie Cameron, PhD

   Carrie Cameron, PhD, is University of Texas Distinguished Teaching Professor (Associate) in the department of Behavioral Science at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Her research, in the fields of social psychology and sociolinguistics, studies the role of scientific communication skills in the development of research careers and scientific collaborations as well as their effects on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the research environment. As part of the evidence base for this work, she designs and leads workshops in aspects of scientific communication and tests their outcomes on social-psychological indicators of persistence in research careers. The “Broadening the Research Workforce Through Communication Across Difference” (GM 132219) program is an NIH Common Fund initiative that studies the effects on research students and their near-peer mentors of learning skills for understanding a range of personal and professional differences in communication style. Carrie leads innovative communication skills programs at organizations such as HHMI and the Gulf Coast Consortia, and her work on elevator speech competitions has been featured on NPR. Outside of academia, she has extensive experience in cross-cultural communication training, working with clients such as the NASA International Space Station, Chevron, and United Airlines.