Volha Murashka is currently pursuing her PhD in Interpersonal & Health Communication. She earned her BA in Intercultural Communication and Public Relations from Minsk State Linguistic University in Belarus in 2013. During her undergraduate education, she also specialized in translating the English and German languages into the Russian language. In 2017, she earned her MA in Communication and Development and Global Health Certificate from Ohio University. Specifically, during her MA degree she was interested in the role of social media in health communication as well as explored health-related information seeking behavior among older people. Her research interests have also been enriched through her professional experience related to communication and health promotion. She was involved in healthy nutrition projects when she worked at the Center for Foodstuffs of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. She also interned with the department of Knowledge Management, Bioethics and Research at Pan American Health Organization where she developed health messages about prenatal care. Volha’s current research interests include health messages framing, specifically emotional and cultural components.
Volha was awarded a Diversity and Inclusion Graduate Fellowship.