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

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, Professor 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 about how to cut through this noise and promote science-informed advice.

Timothy Caulfield, LLM, FRSC, FCAHS
Canada Chair in Health Law and Policy
Research Director, Health Law Institute, University of Alberta

No pre-registration is required and all are welcome to attend. For more information or to submit advance questions, email askirb@pitt.edu.

Thursday, October 17 at 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Cathedral of Learning, Room G24
Fifth Ave at Bigelow, Pittsburgh, 15213

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

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, Professor 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 about how to cut through this noise and promote science-informed advice.

Timothy Caulfield, LLM, FRSC, FCAHS
Canada Chair in Health Law and Policy
Research Director, Health Law Institute, University of Alberta

No pre-registration is required and all are welcome to attend. For more information or to submit advance questions, email askirb@pitt.edu.

Thursday, October 17 at 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Cathedral of Learning, Room G24
Fifth Ave at Bigelow, Pittsburgh, 15213

Topic

Research