We explore the common attributes of political conflicts in which scientific findings have a central role, using the COVID-19 pandemic as a case study, but also drawing on long-standing conflicts over climate change and vaccinations. We analyze situations in which the systematic spread of disinformation or conspiracy theories undermines public trust in the work of scientists and prevents policy from being informed by the best available evidence. We also examine instances in which public opposition to scientifically grounded policy arises from legitimate value judgments and lived experience. We argue for the public benefit of quick identification of politically motivated science denial, and inoculation of the public against its ill effects.
Science communication as a collective intelligence endeavor: A manifesto and examples for implementation.
Journal Publication / By Sunita Sah / April 6, 2023 June 4, 2023
How should the US Federal Government oversee clinicians’ relationships with industry?
Journal Publication / By Sunita Sah / January 8, 2023 June 4, 2023
The Professionalism Paradox: A Sense of Professionalism Increases Vulnerability to Conflicts of Interest
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Patient responses to physician disclosures of industry conflicts of interest: A randomized field experiment.
Journal Publication / By Sunita Sah / September 1, 2021 April 20, 2023
Amplification of the status quo bias among physicians making medical decisions.
Journal Publication / By Sunita Sah / August 21, 2021 April 20, 2023