Brittany Fair, M.S. Neuroscience has a passion for scientific discovery and communicating science. She has worked as a science communicator for CNN International, published in an academic journal with Nobel Laureate, Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, and worked at both UC San Francisco & Stanford University.
She currently writes press releases, news stories, and profile pieces, and shares science stories through social media for Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston. Selected publications are listed below:
- A New Model Takes Oxidative Stress to Heart
- Anna Krichevsky, Master of microRNA
- New Transgenic Model of Parkinson’s Illuminates Disease Biology
- Just the Right Dose: Antiepileptic Drug Clearance Changes During Pregnancy
- Unravelling the Mysteries of Sex Differences and the Brain
- Khalid Shaw, Cultivating Ideas to Treat Brain Tumors
Brittany is also currently a contributing writer for Yoga Research and Beyond and BrainFacts.org where she writes neuroscience articles for the lay audience. She has also been a guest science writer for the UK-based science blog, Seeking Science as well as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) blog.
CNN International heads to Costa Rica
Last year, Brittany teamed up with CNN International to collaborate on a project involving the intersection of science and travel. As a science communicator, her aim is to convey high quality information to the public in a friendly and approachable manner.
CNN Advertisement Features
Brittany has written a variety of advertisement features on topics such as the science of wellbeing, nature, the effects of caffeine on the brain, gastronomy and vitamin D synthesis. They can be viewed HERE.
Brittany also appeared on-screen for a series of commercials for the campaign. The full-length (1 minute) commercial can be viewed below. The 30 second commercial can be viewed HERE and the 15 second commercial can be viewed HERE.
Essential Costa Rica, My Choice Naturally
1 minute commercial
The production is estimated to reach more than 421 million homes throughout the world and was the winner of the Best Production at The International Tourism Film Festival in 2017.
Social Media and Marketing
In addition to the advertisement features and commercials, Brittany helped create content for the CNN Create Facebook page and Instagram account to promote the campaign. Watch below to hear Brittany talk about the neuroscience of creativity, meditation and happiness.
The Neuroscience of Creativity with Brittany Fair for CNN Create
The Neuroscience of Meditation with Brittany Fair for CNN Create
Happiness with Brittany Fair for CNN Create