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 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).

Formerly, he was the founding editor of RealClearScience and an assistant editor of RealClearWorld. Previously, he authored the blog “The Ministry of Science” at Forbes, wrote a monthly column for the Puget Sound Business Journal, and was an Analyst at Geopolitical Futures. For more than two years, he was regularly featured in a Seattle-area radio segment, “Real Science with Dr. B,” on the Kirby Wilbur Show.

In 2010, Dr. Berezow earned a Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Washington.

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. He has traveled extensively throughout Europe, and the map below depicts his globetrotting adventurism.

Trips to Europe: 25
Countries visited: 26
Deportations: 0