Linda Aldoory studies public relations, gender and health, with much of her work focusing on the effects of media messages and public information campaigns on underserved health populations. Her most recent grant is a partnership with the Prince George’s County Health Department to design health messages addressing pre-diabetes in Southern Maryland, from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She is former endowed director of the UMD Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy, and founder and former director of the UMD Center for Health and Risk Communication. She has published an edited book, “The Gender Challenge to Media,” and is co-authoring a book with Elizabeth L. Toth, now under contract, that explores the history and current perspectives of feminism in public relations. She is currently associate dean for research and programming, diversity and inclusion officer and equity administrator for the College of Arts and Humanities. She works with faculty and graduate students to secure funding and helps coordinate lectures and events of the College of Arts and Humanities.