Published: May 14, 2020

Associate Professor of Integrative Biology Greg Cronin recently produced a rap video PSA to educate Haitians about COVID-19 pandemic. The PSA encourages people to social distance, wash hands with soap and water, notice symptoms, and avoid contamination. This transdisciplinary effort occurred a decade after he produced a PSA that educated Haitians about the cholera epidemic (Cronin 2015, retracted). Cronin combines the Humanities, Arts, and Recreation with the traditional STEM disciplines to practice what he calls "HAMSTER". The Interdisciplinary Environmental Association and Westword recently featured the life-saving work that Cronin conducts with Haitian colleagues.