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Where Are They Now Wednesday: Brittany Comunale

Brittany Comunale from Brown University was Highly Commended in the 2016 Psychology category for her paper “The Effect of Exit Familiarity and Social Influence on Evacuation Behavior.”

Brittany currently resides in San Diego, California, USA, where she works as a Clinical Research Coordinator for a private medical group. In the fall, she will begin her second year as an MPH student at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. Since graduating from Brown in 2016, Brittany also: earned her MBA from Creighton University, presented research at the Association for Psychological Science’s annual convention, and published three articles in academic journals.

At Dartmouth, Brittany is developing a model that will help medical providers build trust with their patients, which will in turn improve continuity of care and minimize disparities. Brittany’s main professional goal is to bring about disruptive change in the healthcare system that will improve the perception of healthcare professionals and how they interact with their patients.

When she is not conducting research or writing academic papers, Brittany enjoys traveling and photographing her surroundings. To date, she has exhibited her work at galleries in more than fifty countries. Recently, her photographs have been honored at: The International Photographer of the Year Awards, The International Biennial of Photography, The International Color Awards (formerly known as the Photography Masters Cup), Prix de la Photographie Paris, and The Tokyo International Photo Awards.