The landscape of mis(dis)information about science.
Plenary speaker presentation at the 2019 Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia of the National Academy of Sciences on Advancing the Science and Practice of Science Communication: Misinformation about Science in the Public Sphere, Irvine, CA.
Abstract: This presentation is a broad overview of the issue of misinformation as it relates to public understanding of science and the communication of scientific information with public audiences. The presentation is based on a paper I am currently producing for the National Academy of Sciences on the same topic. Link to Presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQZGLe5xl6g
Grant Awarded: Misinformation Vulnerabilities among Elderly during Disease Outbreaks
Abstract: This study aims to identify the nature of, and find potential solutions to the kinds of vulnerabilities that misinformation imposes on older adults during infectious disease outbreaks with a demographic that is shown to be especially vulnerable to this problem. Situated in Bangalore, India, the study will comprise of two phases: formative research that […]