As a senior science communications and media relations specialist, Natalia Abel, Ph.D., joined the media relations team within Johns Hopkins Marketing and Communications division in September 2008 as the primary media representative for Johns Hopkins Medicine International, the global arm of Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Natalia has spent more than a decade in print journalism, television and radio news and documentary production, as well as nonprofit and agency media relations on both sides of the Atlantic.
At the Russian Television Network in Moscow and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Toronto, Canada, Natalia covered health care and foreign affairs, business and lifestyle stories. She helped to deliver investigative articles and programs to readers of The New York Times and Sports Illustrated, and to viewers of the Discovery Channel and CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) News.
In her academic career, Natalia served as a researcher at the Nordica Centre for Research in Journalism, Mass Media, and Culture at Moscow State University, coordinated exchange programs with Scandinavian universities, and mentored graduate students. She also directed the Russian portion of a multinational project titled News Definitions Across Cultures under the auspices of Syracuse University.
Natalia received her doctorate in Journalism at Moscow State University. She underwent further professional training at a rigorous BBC World Service Center course in London, UK, and was selected for the Yeltsin Democracy Fellowship Program sponsored by the Canadian International Development Agency in Canada.
- International news media relations
- Johns Hopkins Medicine International