Alex Berezow: The Junk Science Debunker

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Dr. Alex Berezow is a science writer, author, and public speaker who specializes in the debunking of junk science. (To book a speaking engagement, contact his agent at The Insight Bureau.)

Currently, Dr. Berezow is Vice President of Scientific Communications at the American Council on Science and Health, a science and consumer advocacy non-profit whose mission is to promote evidence-based science and to separate exaggerated health scares from legitimate health threats. He is also a Non-Resident Fellow at the Council on Strategic Risks.

Additionally, Dr. Berezow is a monthly columnist for the Puget Sound Business Journal and a member of the USA Today Board of Contributors. His articles have appeared in BBC News, CNN, Wall Street JournalForbes, Wired, Scientific American, The Economist, and many other publications. His most recent books are The Next Plague and How Science Will Stop It (2018) and Little Black Book of Junk Science (2017).

On Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30 pm PT, you can hear his radio segment, “Real Science with Dr. B,” on the Kirby Wilbur Show.

Formerly, he was the founding editor of RealClearScience and an assistant editor of RealClearWorld.

In 2010, Dr. Berezow earned a Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Washington. Originally from southern Illinois, he currently lives in Seattle.

Budapest- May 2013Dr. Berezow has been profiled by The Washington Times, Mic, and The Southern Illinoisan. Previously, he authored the blog “The Ministry of Science” at Forbes.

For several months, Dr. Berezow worked as Business Operations Manager for an education technology startup and as Business Development Manager for a biotech startup, both in the Seattle area.

Though he claims humble Midwestern roots and common sense values, in reality, he is often found spending an inordinate amount of money drinking fancy coffees (specifically, triple-shot, iced, vanilla lattes). He is also known to vacation frequently in Europe with his Polish-born wife.

Dr. Berezow also enjoys chess. (Test your wits with the chess puzzle on the right!) And the map below depicts his globetrotting adventurism.

Trips to Europe: 24
Countries visited: 26
Deportations: 0