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


UConn Researchers Identify Genetic Makeup of New Strains of West Nile

This study shows the variety of strains in circulation and what mosquitoes may be carrying as we head into summer

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Doctor of Physical Therapy Students Receive White Coats as Alums Celebrate 50th Reunion

UConn's is among the top ranked and longest continuously operating DPT programs in the country

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Study Finds Strong Interest in Injectable PrEP for Understudied Malaysian Population

This novel study explored an understudied group and assessed their interest in a new injectable form of pre-exposure prophylaxis

Laborers working in the heat

Heat is the Top Cause of Exertion-Related Injuries and Fatalities for Laborers

This study is one of the first of its kind to evaluate exertion-related injuries and fatalities from work-related activities

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Scenes from CAHNR Commencement

This weekend with friends, families, and faculty by their sides, 500 CAHNR students turned their tassels and embarked on their next chapter

Grain silos on a dairy farm in Brunswick, New York, United States

UConn Researcher Explores Impact of Recreational Homes on Agricultural Land Use

Research from agricultural economists explores why some farm land goes idle

Chopping herbs to be included in a salad dressing during a competition held at the UCann Cook Camp at Gelfenbien Commons on July 18, 2019.

UConn Zwick Center Survey Outlines Challenges for Local Food Procurement in Connecticut Schools

Despite a willingness to request Connecticut products from vendors, the report found that very few schools are purchasing a majority of local food from Connecticut

Janie Simms Hipp testifies before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs during the oversight hearing on "Breaking New Ground in Agribusiness Opportunities in Indian Country".

CAHNR Commencement Speaker Janie Simms Hipp Advocates for Farmers in Federal Position

A trailblazer in the field of agriculture law, Simms Hipp thinks the next wave of graduates are uniquely positioned to share new ideas and tackle the world's problems

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CAHNR’s Class of 2023

Graduating students share words of wisdom as their time at UConn comes to a close

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Laurie Devaney Named Interim Department Head of Kinesiology

UConn alum and recognized leader in sports medicine, Devaney takes the helm in May 2023