Engaging Scientists

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Geoff Mitelman smiling in this headshot from his appearance on Jeopardy!
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Geoff Mitelman

We spoke with Geoff Mitelman about Jewish perspectives on science and religion, creating community science conversations in synagogues, and building…
Fatimah Jackson smiles at the camera in this headshot
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Fatimah Jackson

We spoke with Fatimah Jackson about the complementarity of Islam and human evolution, involving and empowering community members in research,…
Israel Borokini in African dress outside of Reno, Nevada
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Israel Borokini

We spoke with Israel Borokini about his work in Nigeria on traditional and ethnomedicinal plant usage, building trust with local…
Rick Potts has one knee on the ground and holds up a melon-sized rock, smiling at the camera
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Rick Potts

We spoke with Rick Potts about how he approaches religious communities with the National Museum of Natural History's permanent and…
J. Nathan Matias in an acoustic chamber, smiling at the camera
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J. Nathan Matias

We spoke with J. Nathan Matias about introducing Christian perspectives on AI’s role in society to Christian audiences, bridging between…
Kit Magellan tilts her head to her left and smiles at the camera, with water in the background
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Kit Magellan

We spoke with Kit Magellan about the importance of community partners, taking full cultural context into account, and improving your…
Profiles Spotlight Researchers Engaging with Religious Communities
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Profiles Spotlight Researchers Engaging with Religious Communities

Adam D. Cohen

AAAS has launched a new series profiling scientists who have forged meaningful relationships with religious communities.
Pamela Payne-Foster in a white lab coat, crosses her arms and smiles at the camera
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Pamela Payne-Foster

We spoke with Pamela Payne-Foster about combating the HIV/AIDS stigma in rural African American churches, religion as relevant cultural context…
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Nalini Nadkarni

We spoke with Nalini Nadkarni about engaging with faith communities as a non-religious scientist, finding common ground with others, and…