Let’s Talk Health is a production of the University of Memphis’ Department of Communication
and the Loewenberg School of Nursing (LSON) to empower you to communicate and make
healthy choices. Produced at the WUMR studios on the campus of the University of Memphis,
Let’s Talk Health is hosted by Lisa Beasley, MSN, NP-C, RN, family nurse practitioner
and clinical assistant professor in LSON, and Christine Platt, a health communication
doctoral student in the department of communication.
Lisa Beasley, MSN, NP-C, RN
An alumnus of the Loewenberg School of Nursing at the University of Memphis, Lisa
obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in December of 2005 and her Master of
Science in Nursing, with a concentration of Family Nurse Practitioner, in May of 2010.
She has worked as a staff nurse on a cardiac step-down floor in the Methodist LeBonheur
Health Care system and also as a nurse practitioner in the primary care setting and
in a specialty care setting for patients with chronic pain. She now works in hospice
care and at a retail health clinic. A faculty member at LSON since fall of 2010, Beasley
worked in the media, namely radio, for 17 years before going back to school for nursing.
Christine Platt, MBA
Christine Platt is doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication at the University
of Memphis where she studies Health Communication. Christine completed her MBA at
Baylor University and her bachelor's degree at the University of Central Arkansas,
both with a Marketing and Finance concentration. Her research interests include health
literacy, global health prevention and promotion (particularly in the Haitian Central
Plateau), and health messaging using mass media channels. In recent years, she has
focused on applying communication theory and twenty-plus years of corporate marketing
experience to develop better techniques for communicating about health. Christine
was awarded the 2013 University of Memphis Graduate Research Award for Liberal and
Fine Arts. She has presented her research at the National Communication Association
National Conference and the Health Communication Conference at George Mason University.
She hosts the WUMR radio series, "Let's Talk Health" on the campus of the University
of Memphis. And in early 2013, Christine joined the Food Advisory Council for the
city of Memphis whose mission is to help area residents make healthy food choices.