Dr. Harriet Hall, Evaluating Evidence in Medicine: What Can Go Wrong?

Picture of Dr. Hall - speakerDr. Hall describes pitfalls in research and offers practical guidance about questions to ask and factors that help to distinguish good science from bad science.  Dr. Harriet Hall is a retired family physician, former U.S. Air Force flight surgeon, and skeptic who writes about alternative medicine and quackery for Skeptic and Skeptical Inquirer. She is an outspoken critic of homeopathy, acupuncture, herbal medicine.

  • What constitutes acceptable scientific evidence?
  • What factors might make evidence unacceptable?
  • What are some of the things that can go wrong in clinical studies that can invalidate their conclusions?
  • Most published research is wrong.
  • When you read "New study shows..." how can you decide whether to believe it?

Date: Friday, October 5th, 2018
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Place: Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Ohlone College
Price: Tickets are $10 (general admission)

This event will be ASL Interpreted for the Deaf.