Robin Stevens Payes

Robin Stevens Payes writes often about health, research, science and psychology for the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) award-winning Sara Bellum Blog and other NIDA and NIH publications on the neuroscience of addiction. She was founding editor-in-chief of LearnNow, the Web portal introducing parents and educators to the science of learning. She most recently wrote for The Dana Foundation blog about teen learning about drug abuse via social media based on a case study about the Sara Bellum Blog published in February, 2013, in The Journal of Social Marketing.


Payes is principal of WordsWork Communications where she uses the science of storytelling to advise research-based and educational institutions in using the power of story to strengthen branding, social marketing, and behavior change communications.