Lessons to improve our reporting on evidence: my talk to MIT Medical Evidence boot camp

Once again this year, the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship program at MIT asked me to speak at their Medical Evidence Boot Camp.


I was particularly humbled to be on the same agenda as these stellar speakers:

  • Drs. Steve Woloshin and Lisa Schwartz, Professors of Medicine, Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice at Dartmouth Medical School.
  • Dr. Jennifer Croswell of the US Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
  • George J. Annas, J.D., M.P.H., Chair of Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights Boston University School of Public Health, School of Medicine, and School of Law
  • Sidney Wolfe, Director, Health Research Group, Public Citizen
  • Barnett (Barry) Kramer, Director, Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute
  • John C. Bailar III, M.D., Ph.D., University of Chicago
  • Michael Wilkes, M.D., Ph.D. Director of Global Health, Professor of Medicine at the University of California, Davis
  • Frank Federico, R.Ph., Linda Kenney, Stephen Pratt, M.D. – Panel Discussion: Medical Error and its Aftermath.

Here are my slides:



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