Confronting medical misinformation: Tips from the trenches

The stakes are high and everyone in medicine needs to step up. Nerdy Girl scientists provide lessons and tools from their work to educate the public.

Medical misinformation presents one of the most pressing challenges of our time. Everyone in medicine must proactively confront this potentially lethal scourge or accept the escalating consequences.

We speak from experience: Our medical science experts at Dear Pandemic — a group of women researchers and clinicians (“Nerdy Girls”) who provide accurate information about COVID-19 and other health issues — have been in the trenches fighting misinformation for the past 30 months.


Chana Davis, PhD

Sarah Coles, MD