Dr. Brian Southwell is Director of the Science in the Public Sphere Program in the Center for Communication Science at RTI International, an independent, nonprofit research institute based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. In addition, Dr. Southwell is an Adjunct Professor with Duke University’s Social Science Research Institute, where he teaches about social marketing, behavioral interventions, and the translation of science into public discourse and public policy. He also is a faculty member (with the School of Media and Journalism and with the Gillings School of Global Public Health) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Southwell’s contributions appear in more than 100 journal articles and chapters and his various books, including Social Networks and Popular Understanding of Science and Health (2013, Johns Hopkins University Press) and Misinformation and Mass Audiences (2018, University of Texas Press), highlight the contributions of social science to solutions for pressing societal concerns. Southwell also is host of a public radio show, The Measure of Everyday Life, for WNCU 90.7 FM.
Misinformation as an Academic Concern
Center for Communication Science, Research Triangle Institute
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