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Rich Jablonski, BA
Research Associate
MUSC Libraries
Department of Public Information and Community Outreach Main Library 3rd Floor, Room 305B
jablonsr@musc.edu | 843-792-5548


Richard C. Jablonski is a Research Associate in the Public Information and Community Outreach group of the Medical University of South Carolina's Department of Library Science and Informatics. He authors and edits print and electronic publications and produces television programs on health-related and environmental issues.

Most recently, Jablonski served as Producer of Climate Change: A Global Reality, a made-for-television dialogue on the impacts of climate change on our nation's environment, economy, water and energy infrastructure, food supply and healthcare. The program has been airing on public and educational television affiliates nationwide since mid-2015.

Jablonski previously served as Producer of the nationally distributed Living With Risk series on environmental health risk (four programs), the locally distributed Our Health series on minority health issues (19 programs), and the Securing Our Future series on our nation's energy security (three programs). Our Health: The HIV/AIDS Crisis was a finalist for a Southeastern Regional Emmy Award in 2002.

In 2006, Jablonski served as Producer for the televised dialogue entitled A Moment's Notice: Emergency Preparedness and Response. The program debuted on South Carolina Educational Television in October 2006. Previously, Jablonski produced television programs for the District of Columbia Department of Health (Asthma in the District of Columbia); South Carolina Educational Television (The Road to Equality); the National Environmental Policy Commission (Finding a Balance: Healthy, Sustainable Communities); and the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (Dilemma in High Desert).

Jablonski began his association with the Medical University in 1993 as Program Information Coordinator for the Environmental Hazards Assessment Program, which later was renamed the Environmental Biosciences Program. He moved to his current position in 2000. In his 23 years at the Medical University, he has authored, edited or overseen publication of dozens of articles, reports and books.

Before joining the Medical University, Jablonski worked as a print and broadcast journalist in New York and South Carolina. In his spare time, Jablonski authors and edits instructional books on health and fitness topics.

A native of Old Field, NY, Jablonski is a 1979 graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. He currently resides in Mount Pleasant with his son, Christian, 21.

Education

    BA English, McGill University, Quebec (1979)

Selected Publications

    Television Productions (Writer/Producer)

  • Climate Change: A Global Reality (2015) National Distribution
  • Zip Code: Your Neighborhood, Your Health (2013) National TV Documentary
  • Our Nation's Health: A Focus on Social Determinants (2013) National Distribution
  • America's Armed Forces: Time for a Checkup (2012) National Distribution
  • Our Health XIX: Overcoming Obesity (2010) Statewide on ETV

Selected Presentations

  • Richard Jablonski. "Addressing Health Disparities Through Media Partnerships." PowerPoint presentation to Minority Health Seminar (2005).
  • Janis Koenig, Daniel Lackland, John Dunbar, Glenn Fleming, Richard Jablonski, Pamela Ferguson, Lydia King. "Promoting Cancer Awareness by Community Dissemination of a 15-Minute Videotape." Poster presentation (2001).
  • Richard Jablonski. "Living With Risk." Teachers' Environmental Education Institute, Charleston, SC. July 13, 1998, July 12, 1999, and July 19, 2000.
  • Catherine Musham, Lillian Trettin, Richard Jablonski. "Biological Monitoring in the Workplace: Perspectives of Diverse Stakeholder Groups." Poster presented at Biomarkers, the Genome and the Individual, Charleston, SC. May 4-8, 1997.

Selected Recognition and Awards

  • Bronze Telly Award (Zip Code: Your Neighborhood, Your Health) 2015
  • Southeast Region Emmy Award Nominee (Our Health: The HIV/AIDS Crisis) 2002