Dr. Irvin is an Assistant Professor at OSU and is currently studying the idea that how medical and science information is presented can change someone’s behavior. Her first project assesses health literacy and communication methods in order to better understand how people manage their health. In her second project, she evaluates the content of information on clinical websites and consent forms in terms of accuracy, reading level and sentiment. For both studies, the goal is to understand how people make decisions from this information and how it impacts their health. Lastly, she investigate how scientists present their results to other scientists. In her paper in Plos One 2015, Dr. Irvin and her colleagues suggest that the adoption of new transparent reporting standards may have contributed to a significant reduction in the percentage of studies reporting positive research findings among large-budget clinical trials funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. The culture of science is evolving to become more open and transparent and she measure various outcomes affected by these new policies and norms.