Consulting, Research and Speaking on Health and Media Issues

Useful resources


The skeptical researcher

Create Your Own Mental Disorder!, Psych Central

Accept defeat: The neuroscience of screwing up, Wired

Avoidable waste in the production and reporting of research evidence, The Lancet

I fooled millions into thinking chocolate helps weight loss; here’s how, Gizmodo

Who will debunk the debunkers? FiveThirtyEight

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Does teaching kids to “get gritty” help them get ahead? (mindset interventions) NPR

Learning theories implicit in medical school lectures (oldie but goodie)

Arguing to learn in science: The role of collaborative, critical discourse

Innovation in public education: Problems and opportunities, New Schools Venture Fund

Changing behaviors to improve health

The Cure for the Common Corporate Wellness Program, Harvard Business Review

Health Literacy, eHealth, and Communication: Putting the Consumer First, Institute of Medicine

Measures of Health Literacy, Institute of Medicine

Making Health Communication Programs Work (an update of the classic guide), National Cancer Institute

Program planning and evaluation

 Program Evaluation: A Variety of Rigorous Methods Can Help Identify Effective Interventions; Government Accountability Office

Evaluation Handbook, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Evaluating Occupational Health and Safety Research Programs, NIOSH

Youth and media

Tap, Click, Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screens, Joan Ganz Cooney Center

Living and Learning with New Media, MacArthur Foundation Digital Youth Project

Generation M2: Media in the Lives of 8- to 18-Year Olds, Kaiser Family Foundation

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National Youth Violence Prevention Update 2010-2016, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 2015

The School Shooter: A Threat Assessment Perspective, FBI Critical Incident Response Group

The Final Report and Findings of the Safe School Initiative: Implications for the Prevention of School Attacks in the United States, from the U.S. Secret Service

Deadly Lessons: Understanding Lethal School Violence, National Academies Press

INSPIRE: Seven Strategies for Ending Violence Against Children, World Health Organization & Centers for Disease Control and Prevention