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Sedona Chinn

Expert on scientific misinformation and politicization in news and new media. Health, environment, and social divisions around science.

Assistant Professor, Life Sciences Communication College of Agricultural and Life Sciences — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page Twitter: @OMGBEARSS


  • Why do people believe misinformation? From COVID-19 to detox teas, it is about more than just false information.
  • There are a lot of conflicting health and science claims on social media. Where is this coming from and how can we spot inaccurate information?
  • Why do we see political divisions around (some) science issues? Media, politicians, and experts can all play a role.


  • Research has been published in flagship journals in communication and political science.
  • Previously interviewed for outlets including Medscape, WKOW 27 News, and podcasts.
  • Speaker at the 2022 National Association of Science Writers annual conference in Memphis, TN.