Director, Office of Communications

Jessica McBride, PhD

Dr. Jessica McBride is the Director of the Office of Communications at UConn's College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources. She is responsible for developing and implementing communications and marketing strategies to highlight the College's unique research strengths, outstanding academic offerings, and extensive community impact. An alum, Jessica earned her Ph.D. from UConn in 2017.


Author Archive

Ryan Curtis, KSI associate director of athlete performance and safety, runs on a treadmill at the Mission Heat Lab at the Korey Stringer Institute at Gampel Pavilion on Sept. 21, 2017. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

KSI COO Rebecca Stearns Joins USA Football’s Medical Advisory Panel

Leaders across pediatrics, kinesiology, neuroscience and adapted sport comprise USA Football's Panel

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My CAHNR Summer: Sara Tomis Helps Others Learn About Agriculture with UConn Extension

During her summer break, Sara Tomis ‘22 is promoting agricultural literacy in several UConn Extension programs

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The Best of Both Breeds: UConn Researchers Studying Best Feeding Practices for Crossbred Calves

This study will provide farmers with an easily applicable, affordable strategy to produce the best stock possible

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Meet the Researcher: Cristina Colón-Semenza, College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources

Assistant professor of kinesiology Cristina Colón-Semenza is bridging the gap to provide quality care for patients and educational experiences for students

CAHNR Dean Indrajeet Chaubey Wins John Deere Gold Medal

This medal recognizes lifetime achievement in agricultural engineering that produces new concepts, products, art, or science.

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Food-Shopping Behavior for Food-Insecure Populations

Differences in shopping behavior highlight another health disparity for lower-income individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic

Steven Zinn, professor and head of animal scicence, in an advising session with C.J. Mozeika '20 (CAHNR) at his office in the George C. White Building on Oct. 16, 2019. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Zinn Receives American Society of Animal Science Morrison Award

This award recognizes Zinn’s significant lifetime contributions to livestock production research

Researcher Kumar Venkitanarayanan at his lab in the George White Building.

Venkitanarayanan Named Institute of Food Technologists Fellow

This prestigious honor recognizes Venkitanarayanan’s remarkable contributions to improving food safety of eggs and poultry meat.

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Innovative Decision Support System for Individualized Exercise Prescription

The new tool will allow physicians, health care providers, and exercise professionals to prescribe personalized exercise plans to support patient health

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Probiotic Intervention to Prevent Salmonella Infection in Poultry

By targeting Salmonella infection and spread at multiple developmental stages, this intervention could greatly reduce the risk to consumers.