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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

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 PlattChristine 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.

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