- Risk communication
- science communication
Julie Demuth is an interdisciplinary scientist who studies societal aspects of weather forecast information. She is a PhD candidate in the Department of Journalism and Technical Communication, and she is also an Associate Scientist with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, CO. Julies research pertains to the risk perceptions, communication, and use of routine and hazardous weather forecast information by forecasters, broadcast meteorologists, public officials, and members of the public. Her dissertation research is focused on developing a valid measure of past hazard experience to better understand how this construct influences people's risk perceptions and behaviors. Julie is also conducting research on three NSF-funded grants to investigate (1) experts' and laypersons' mental models of flash flood and hurricane risks, (2) how hurricane risk messages influence people's risk perceptions, and (3) how hurricane forecast information is dynamically created and communicated among experts and laypeople.
PhD (expected 2014) in public communication and technology (CSU); MS in atmospheric science (CSU); BS in meteorology (UNL)