Ms. Cronin received her MPH in Community Health and Prevention from Drexel University. Her research focuses primarily on designing, implementing, and evaluating health communication programs to promote individual and social change. Ms. Cronin is especially interested in utilizing participatory research methods to create space for communication to be a vehicle of empowerment and a mechanism to recognize the voices of those often ignored or undervalued. She has worked on projects addressing a range of topics such as violence against children, nutrition, polio, hygiene and sanitation, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, as well as maternal and child health issues. Her work has taken her all over the world including: Central and South America, East Africa, Asia, and the Pacific. She is currently a U.S. Student Fulbright in Uganda where she is conducting research with adolescent girls and women in urban, rural, and refugee contexts to better understand their experiences with menstruation.