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AppSciComm Storytelling Series: How to talk to the public about healthcare conspiracy thinking

For the first installment of the AppSciComm Storytelling series, join the expert on healthcare skepticism and misinformation Wendy Welch, Ph.D., M.P.H., in a discussion about conspiracy thinking and how to combat it through effective science communication.

AppSciComm Storytelling Series: How to talk to the public about healthcare conspiracy thinking
AppSciComm Storytelling Series: How to talk to the public about healthcare conspiracy thinking

Time & Location

Feb 28, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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About the Event

Ever since COVID hit, there has been skepticism about wearing masks and getting vaccinations to prevent the spread of the disease. Those fears and the misinformation that accompanied them have been particularly prevalent in Appalachia.

For the first installment of the AppSciComm Storytelling series, join the expert on healthcare skepticism and misinformation Wendy Welch, Ph.D., M.P.H., in a discussion about conspiracy thinking and how to combat it through effective science communication.

Wendy Welch is the executive director of the Southwest Virginia Graduate Medical Education Consortium and the author, coauthor, or editor of six books, including her latest, Masks, Misinformation, and Making Do: Appalachian Healthcare Workers and the COVID Pandemic (from Ohio University Press). She advocates for social justice in health care and other critical areas of development across Appalachia.

AppSciComm Storytelling Series is bringing together science communicators from different regions of Appalachia to discuss issues intimately relevant to the region.

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