Yulia A. Strekalova is Research Assistant Professor in the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida. Her interests lie in the areas of dissemination science and consumer health informatics. She examines how health-related knowledge is shared, translated, and managed by lay consumers and healthcare professionals. She is particularly interested in the effects of communication and information behaviors (including information seeking, avoidance, and sharing) on the management of health risks and uncertainty. Methodologically, she conducts mixed research studies but employing both qualitative and quantitative approaches. Strekalova's research has been published in Journal of Health Communication, Health Education and Behavior, Science Communication, Qualitative Health Research, Journal of Cancer Education, Journal of Communication in Healthcare, and Journal of National Cancer Institute. She has presented at numerous academic and professional national meetings. As a PI, she has recently completed a funded project that developed and evaluated a prototype of an interactive online application for information about clinical research; and, as a co-PI, she works on a project that assesses the use of pharmacogenomics testing in adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Strekalova also has over 10 years of research administration experience. Currently, she is Grants Development Director in the College where she facilitates grant development, oversees the submission of research and outreach grant proposals, and teaches grant writing.