Maria Konnikova is the author of two New York Times bestsellers, The Confidence Game, winner of the 2016 Robert P. Balles Prize in Critical Thinking, and Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes, an Anthony and Agatha Award finalist. She is a contributing writer for The New Yorker and is currently working on a book about poker and the balance of skill and luck in life, The Biggest Bluff, to be published in 2019. Maria’s writing has been featured in Best American Science and Nature Writing and has been translated into over twenty languages. Maria is also the host of the podcast The Grift from Panoply Media, a show that explores con artists and the lives they ruin. She graduated from Harvard University and received her PhD in psychology from Columbia University.
Gleb is a historian of science working at the intersection of history, psychology, and cognitive neuroscience. He researches emotions, decision-making, meaning and purpose, agency and conformism, community, youth, social control, fun and leisure, and civic engagement in historical context. His publications have appeared in academic peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes in the United States, England, France, Germany, and Russia.
Gleb is one of the leaders of the team of academics who created the Pro-Truth Pledge, and also is the author of The Truth Seeker’s Handbook: A Science-Based Guide.
Dr. Steven Salzberg is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, and Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins University. From 2005-2011 he was the Horvitz Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the University of Maryland, College Park. Before joining UMD, he was at The Institute for Genomic Research, where he sequenced the genomes of many bacteria, including those used in the 2001 anthrax attacks. At TIGR he was part of the Human Genome Project and the co-founder of the influenza virus sequencing project (which is when he first learned of the anti-vaccine movement). His research group develops software for DNA sequence analysis, and their (free) software is used by scientific laboratories around the globe. He did his B.A. and M.S. at Yale University, and his Ph.D. at Harvard University, and has published over 250 scientific papers. Follow him on Facebook or Twitter (@stevensalzberg1), or just subscribe to his alternate blog, http://genome.fieldofscience.com.
Scott Krugman MD joins Clay and Grant to discuss SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) and SUIDs (Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths).
Scott Krugman, MD, MS, FAAP, is chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. Dr. Krugman graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and completed his residency at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. After residency, he joined the pediatric faculty at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center and became chairman of the department in 2002. Dr. Krugman completed a master’s degree in epidemiology in 2005. Dr. Krugman founded MedStar Franklin Square’s Child Protection Team, which evaluates over 250 children at the hospital each year, in 2000 with the aid of a VOCA grant. Dr. Krugman is also a member of the Child Abuse Medical Professionals (CHAMP) faculty, the Baltimore County Child Fatality Review Team, the Baltimore County Child Protection Review Panel, the State Council on Child Abuse and Neglect, the board of The Family Tree, and is chair emeritus of the Child Maltreatment Committee of the Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Krugman was named the 2015 Pediatrician of the Year by the Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (MDAAP). Scott Krugman, MD, was named a 2016 “Top Docs” by Baltimore Magazine for pediatrics.
Kevin Klatt and Katherine Pett join us to discuss all things nutrition. Katherine reviews the White Paper she co-wrote discussing the Seven Countries Study, then we all dive in and take the movie “What The Health” to task for its slanted (and false) science, its fearmongering, and its inappropriate framing of a complex subject.