International Discussion Series: Spread of Fake Health News- Snydemics of Microbes and Misinformation

February 19, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm | Bechtel International Center

Bechtel International Center invites you to International Discussion Series talk on

Spread of Fake Health News: Sydemics of Microbes and Misinformation

Tuesday, February 19, 2018, 12-1 PM

Dr. Seema Yasmin, Physician-Journalist

Director of Research & Education Stanford Health Communication Initiative

Why is the anti-vaccine movement growing? How are bots spreading disease disinformation? Are there ways to prevent the spread of fake health news?

Dr. Seema Yasmin will present her work at the intersection of journalism and public health, discuss the biggest threats to global health and discuss strategies being developed to stop the spread of fake health news.

Seema Yasmin is a multimedia reporter, medical doctor, poet and professor. She is a John S. Knight journalism fellow at Stanford University where she is investigating the way misinformation spreads during epidemics. Seema trained in journalism at the University of Toronto and in medicine at the University of Cambridge. She received an Emmy award for her reporting on neglected tropical diseases and was a Pulitzer prize finalist in 2017 with a team at The Dallas Morning News for coverage of a mass shooting. Her first book “The Impatient Dr. Lange” was published in 2018 and she is currently writing “Debunked!” a book dissecting medical myths, pseudoscience and exploring why we believe what we believe.

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