Celebrities, Science, and Pseudoscience: Tackling Misinformation in the Era of Health Noise

October 16, 2019 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Abstract: Popular culture is filled with health myths, pseudoscientific noise and dangerous conspiracy theories. This is having a measurable impact on public health and critical thinking. In this provocative presentation, Caulfield will debunk some of the most pernicious falsehoods and explore the cultural forces driving the rise and spread of health misinformation. Caulfield will also consider what the available evidence says about how to cut through this noise and promote science-informed advice.

Sponsored by the Human Research Protection Office

Location and Address

G24 Cathedral of Learning