Christina SanInocencio is a doctoral student in the Department of Communication. She holds a Master's Degree in Media Studies (CUNY - Brooklyn College), an advanced graduate certificate in Health Communication and Public Health (Stony Brook University), and a Bachelor of Fine Arts is Electronic Media (Long Island University/CW Post). Ms. SanInocencio has worked as a television producer for a variety of entertainment, news, and sports networks. In 2008, she founded a rare disease organization called the Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Foundation. As the director of the LGS Foundation, she travels around the country, and the world, speaking publicly about health related issues in neurology, rare diseases, epilepsy, and health communication, while advocating for patients and increasing opportunities in research for this disease state. She serves on a number of boards and committees related to public health, rare diseases, and health communication. Her research interests include the media's role in health-related public policy, public health awareness campaigns, and rhetoric of health issues in the media.