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The Role of Journalism in the Public Health and Food Systems
Join us for a talk with Vox.com’s Senior Health Correspondent, Julia Belluz. The United States food and healthcare systems are complex and ever-changing. What to do about GMOs, Is Sugar is the New Tobacco?, Are Dietary-Supplements Safe?, What Will Trump’s New FDA Commissioner or Health Secretary Do?, What Are the Public Health Conditions of Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta? This event examines the role that journalism plays in developing and disseminating accurate, data-driven information to both thought-leaders and the population at large. In a country that is both highly technologically advanced and economically unequal, evidence-based journalism is a necessary element to driving good Public Health policy and public awareness and support thereof.
Julia Belluz is a National Magazine Award-winning journalist covering medicine and public health for Vox.com. She was a 2013-14 Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT. Julia’s writing has appeared in Maclean’s, the British Medical Journal, the Medical Post, the Globe and Mail, the National Post, Slate, the Times (of London), the Economist, and other publications. Outside of reporting, Julia speaks regularly at health care and journalism conferences the world over. She holds an MSc. from the London School of Economics and a B.A. from Ryerson University’s School of Journalism. Find her on Twitter @JuliaOfToronto and Linkedin.
Co-sponsored by Food Law Society, Health Law Society, Food Law & Policy Clinic, and the DOS Grant Fund.