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Dr. Alex Berezow is the Executive Editor of Big Think. With over a decade of experience, Dr. Berezow is a veteran science writer and public speaker who specializes in the debunking of junk science. He has given talks all over the world, from Dartmouth College and the University of California-Berkeley to conferences in Brussels and Budapest. (To book a speaking engagement, contact his agent at The Insight Bureau.)
Dr. Berezow’s articles have appeared in BBC News, CNN, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, 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, an assistant editor of RealClearWorld, and member of the USA Today Board of Contributors. He is also the former Vice President of Scientific Communications at the American Council on Science and Health, a science and consumer advocacy non-profit. 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.
Dr. Berezow holds 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 abroad: 29
Countries visited: 29