Sophia C. Anyatonwu

Population Health Practitioner and Researcher (Epidemiologist) | Leadership Consultant

The Scrutinizer Challenge Initiative: A Charge for Epidemiologists and Population Health Scientists

It can be difficult to distinguish between truth, fiction, half-truth, and misinformation as we watch the news, read headlines, and scroll through various social media feeds. Fortunately, epidemiologists have the tools needed to serve as a practical resource for colleagues, partners, and communities in these situations. The Scrutinizer Challenge initiative is an opportunity for epidemiologists and population health scientists to tackle headlines or news story a month that is relevant to public health. The goal is for all of us to understand how we can serve as a practical resource by doing the research needed to examine data sources and implications of news stories and research articles. This process can help us deliver consistent and reliable messages to share with colleagues, partners, and communities. It also provides an opportunity for practitioners and researchers to consolidate resources and develop working relationships between practice and academia.

Join the movement, join the network #ScrutinizerChallenge

Sophia Anyatonwu, MPH

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