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Ben Goldacre, Peter Davidson, Lisa Schwartz
& Steve Woloshin

Communicating Healthcare Findings to Inform All
09:30 Wednesday June 20th 

Lisa Schwartz & Steve Woloshin are  professors of medicine at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice in Lebanon, N.H. USA. Their research addresses the excessive fear and hope created by exaggerations, distortions, and selective reporting in medical journals, advertising, and the health news. They have worked to improve communication of medical evidence to physicians, journalists and the public.

Peter is director of the NIHR Dissemination Centre and an honorary consultant in public health. Previously he also worked in general practice. He has extensive experience of applied health research through senior roles in NIHR, mostly in the Health Technology Assessment programme. He has a particular interest in clinical trials and systematic reviews, and their application to clinical and public health decision-making. @pdavidsonhealth ‏

Ben is a doctor, academic, writer, and broadcaster. He trained in medicine at Oxford and UCL, in psychiatry at the Maudsley, and in epidemiology at LSHTM. His academic and policy work is in epidemiology and evidence based medicine, where he works on various problems including variation in care, better uses of routinely collected electronic health data, access to clinical trial data, efficient trial design, and retracted papers.  @bengoldacre

 

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