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Meredith Li-Vollmer, PhD, MA

Bio and contact information for NWCPHP faculty member Meredith Li-Vollmer, PhD, MA.

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Meredith Li-Vollmer has worked with NWCPHP as a principal content developer for Emergency Risk Communication (online training), and as a co-investigator on the SMS Text Messaging for Public Health Emergencies research project. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor in the UW Department of Health Services and a frequent guest lecturer for the Summer Institute.

Areas of Expertise

  • Risk communications
  • Qualitative audience research
  • Public engagement and outreach to diverse communities

In addition to her work with NWCPHP, Meredith works as a risk communication specialist for Public Health – Seattle & King County, where she leads planning for communications during emergencies. In this role, she conducts audience research, develops public outreach strategies, and directs public engagement projects, with a particular focus on communicating with hard-to-reach populations.

Meredith has also served in regional and national capacities, including the National Academies Committee on Increasing National Resilience to Disasters, the Washington State Risk Communication Liaison Network, and the ASTHO At-Risk Populations and Pandemic Influenza Work Group. Her work has received multiple awards, including the Model Practice Award from the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the Gold Award for Excellence from the National Public Health Information Coalition.

Prior to joining Public Health - Seattle & King County, Meredith taught communications at the University of Washington. She received her doctorate in communication from the University of Washington and her bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of Oregon.