Materials Development Coordinator
As the Materials Development Coordinator for the Tobacco Education and Materials Lab (TEAM Lab), Rhonda Ragab managed the day-to-day operations of materials intake and technical assistance requests and collaborated with other California Tobacco Control Program funded programs. She was involved in material development strategies from concept to production. She developed educational materials that were needed throughout the state of California. She consulted on various educational materials submitted to TEAM Lab and provided content and design edits. She also coordinated the Materials Review Process.
During her Master degree program at USC, Rhonda was a student intern at TEAM Lab and helped provide feedback on various educational materials submitted to TEAM Lab and developed a tobacco educational material. In 2011, she was awarded a fellowship at the National Cancer Institute through the Health Communications Internship Program (HCIP) and worked at the Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland. The HCIP is a competitive, one-of-a-kind fellowship designed specifically for candidates interested in the field of Health Communications. During her six month fellowship, she worked on a large-scale research study administered by the National Cancer Institute and analyzed qualitative data. She became a science writer to help communicate time-sensitive and relevant information to cancer patients and staff at the National Cancer Institute. She was active in writing educational content for cancer patients and updated content on the NCI website.
Rhonda earned her B.S. in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine and her Master in Public Health with a concentration in Communications from the University of Southern California.