Trish Zornio

Trish Zornio

Trish Zornio is a scientist and lecturer in behavioral neuroscience and research methodology at the University of Colorado Denver. She has worked for some of the nation's top universities and hospitals and has focused her personal efforts on enhancing the intersection of science and policy, as well as women in STEM. Zornio is an avid rock climber and was a 2020 candidate for the U.S. Senate in Colorado.

Vials of the COVID vaccine

Commentary: Questions and answers about the Delta variant

By: - July 8, 2021

As the Delta variant takes hold, the unvaccinated are in for a rude awakening. It’s not just ignorance – they’re begging for a Darwin Award. Unfortunately, thanks to all these unvaccinated knuckleheads, vaccinated Americans are now being put more at risk, too. The Delta variant is a mutant strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Early estimates […]

Exterior of the CDC

Commentary: The nuance behind the CDC’s controversial decision on masks

By: - May 20, 2021

In other times, a “masks off” announcement might have been celebrated. Instead, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stepped straight into controversy. The confusion was palpable. Debates immediately spun out over whether the CDC’s decision to remove masks was backed by science. Some experts quickly condemned the decision. The largest nurses’ union came out […]

Derek Chauvin during trial

Commentary: A just verdict is not justice, it’s accountability — and we need more

By: - April 23, 2021

It took about 10 hours for a jury to convict former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin of murdering George Floyd, but we should not conflate the win with justice — this was accountability, and we need more of it. A stark reminder of the work yet to be done came when moments after the jury […]