March 24, 2021 —
Recent efforts to reduce rates of COVID-19, including mask-wearing and vaccine adherence, have highlighted the real gaps between science-based recommendations and what people believe and do in their everyday lives.
January 27, 2021 —
Insights from the social and behavioral sciences about how people understand and use health information—and what sources they trust—can help health communicators develop and deliver messages in ways that are most likely to build trust and confidence...
August 19, 2020 —
Preprints are gaining considerable attention lately as researchers seek to quickly disseminate the latest research findings related to COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. But while preprints provide early and unrestricted access...
March 25, 2020 —
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, caused by the virus named SARS-CoV-2, is on all our minds lately. What can health communicators do to help inform the public without inciting a panic?
December 16, 2019 —
Experts estimate that about 800,000 people die by suicide every year. Media portrayals of deaths by suicide can have profound impacts—both good and bad. How can suicide be treated constructively by the media?
December 4, 2019 —
Every day, scientists are advancing research on vaccine technologies that we hope will reduce disease and save lives. At the same time, misinformation is threatening to erode the public’s trust in vaccines.
November 6, 2019 —
Communicating nutrition research findings accurately can be a challenge. The field is constantly evolving, with new studies published daily. So how do you keep yourself from writing contradictory stories from one week to the next?
July 2, 2019 —
It is a common misconception that the larger a clinical trial, the better the study is and the more important the results. However, what's not appreciated about clinical research is that every trial is in fact the smallest it can be.
October 15, 2018 —
Remember, meeting someone who shares your birthday is a rare fluke, and yet it happens all the time. Dr. Regina Nuzzo writes about how to communicate statistical significance, p-values, and their accompanying results to a general audience.