Battling Misinformation Through Health Messaging


Published: March 25, 2021

Phone NewsSPH professors Dana Litt, PhD, and Scott Walters, PhD, were recently invited to write about “Battling Misinformation Through Health Messaging” for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Science, Health, and Public Trust website.

A recent HSC School of Public Health story on “Myths and truths about false news” caught the attention of the NIH, leading to this invitation.

The NIH Science, Health, and Public Trust website section was created by a trans-NIH work group that aims to provide leadership to help improve the quality and usefulness of information about science and health research for the public. This initiative provides tools and perspectives to help health and science communicators – from public information officers to journalists and journalism students – put research results in better context for the public.

Read more here on the article developed by Dr. Litt and Dr. Walters – Battling Misinformation Through Health Messaging | National Institutes of Health (NIH).