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Laura PigozziVisiting Assistant Professor, The Cook Family Writing Program

About

Dr. Laura Maria Pigozzi holds a PhD in Rhetoric and Scientific & Technical Communication with a doctoral minor in Bioethics. She has taught professional communication for 10 years, first at the University of Minnesota and, since fall 2018, at Northwestern University. Prior to her academic career, Dr. Pigozzi has worked as a R&D engineer, a technical writer, and a business owner.

Prof. Pigozzi’s research interests include technical & professional communication, cross-cultural communication, health communication, issues of consent, and immigrant health. She has done research involving comprehension of existing healthcare materials created for the immigrant Latinx community, as well as in-­depth research on comprehension of clinical trial consent information by this community. Her current project will explore the health consequences of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention on unauthorized Latinx Immigrants.

Education

BS Mechanical Engineering/Bioengineering Option
University of Illinois – Champaign-Urbana

MS Scientific & Technical Communication
Minor: Bioethics (Center for Bioethics)
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

PhD Rhetoric and Scientific & Technical Communication
Minor: Bioethics (Center for Bioethics)
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

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