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The Crossroads panel discussion series focuses on taking an interdisciplinary approach to a specific research topic or theme.  At each session, a panel of JHU undergraduate researchers are invited to share their projects and engage in a discussion looking for common threads, new ways of seeing data and outcomes, and opportunities for collaboration in the otherwise disparate work.  The discussions are moderated by faculty, post docs and grad students whose work is associated with the event’s theme.

Past sessions

‘Communication’ November 6, 2020:  In collaboration with JHU student group SciComm, HOUR co-hosted this interdisciplinary panel discussion centered around the theme ‘communication.’ 


  • Michael Harper, History of Art ’22: To the Bare Bone: Essentializing Art and Poetry
  • Young Woo (Jay) Jung, Economics ’23:  Have Affirmative Action Bans Altered Students’ Attitudes?
  • Christin Le, Public Health Studies, Neuroscience ’23: Representation Disparities in Major Neurological Guidelines
  • Isabella Rubin, Psychological & Brain Sciences, Social Policy ’21: Public Understanding of COVID-19
  • Kaushik Srinivasan, Computer Science, Applied Math & Statistics ’21: Effect of in-group bias in Human-AI Teams in the Clinical Setting
  • Deepti Sudhakar, Biomedical Engineering ’22:  Analyzing Digital Media Effects on Human Sentiments towards Companion Animal Studies

Moderated by

Sue Vazakas, Research Librarian @ MSEL (

Maya Koretzky, MD/PhD candidate @ SOM Dept of The History of Medicine (

This event was a component of SciComm’s Fall 2020 Research Communication Week

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