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

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Thermal Refuges Help Trout Beat the Heat in Hot Weather

New research explores how cold-water fish handle extreme heat in Connecticut

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On the Field with Sports Nutritionist Jennifer Fields

“I always say if you exercise, you’re an athlete." Jennifer Fields helps athletes of every variety use nutrition to maximize performance and health


UConn Land Use Academy Celebrates 20th Anniversary and Evolving Needs

As populations increase and tensions persist between development and the environment, programs offered through UConn's Land Use Academy are more important than ever

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Ask UConn Extension: Fall Garden Care Means a More Bountiful Season Next Year

The growing season is winding down, but now is the time to set up next spring’s garden for success

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Bringing Parkinson’s Information, Interventions to CT’s Hispanic Communities

Colón-Semenza, collaborators, and students are working to improve access to culturally and linguistically tailored health information to this underserved population

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A Comprehensive Picture of Health Benefits of Eggs

New research provides a broader perspective on the nutritional effects of egg consumption in young, healthy adults

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CT Farmers’ Needs Are Changing, and They Say UConn Can Help

From climate change to labor shortages and business regulations, there are new challenges facing the state's agricultural community

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BIPOC Farmers Leading by Example through UConn Extension Program

“I think what I learned, even though it was a lot, is nowhere near the knowledge I’ve decided I want to seek out.”

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UConn Extension’s Jiff Martin Recognized for Excellence in Extension and Diversity

Martin has worked for over 12 years on food and agriculture issues in Connecticut, including researching community food security in Connecticut’s 169 towns and connecting consumers to local agricultural products

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Losing Weight as a Couple? It’s Just as Good to Go It Alone

A new UConn study looks at the effect couples have on each other's "grit" and self-control, key ingredients for weight management