2016: David H. Freedman

David H. Freedman is a contributing editor at The Atlantic, a contributor to Scientific American, and a consulting editor for Harvard's Brigham and Women's Hospital, and has at various times written regularly for The New York Times, Science, Newsweek, Discover, Forbes, and Inc. He is the author of five books, the most recent of which is WRONG, about the problems with the published findings of medical scientists and other experts. Much of his current work is related to the roles of policy, industry, and journalism in addressing health-related behavior change, as well as to the improvement of healthcare systems globally. He has served as a consulting journalist to several major academic medical centers, including Johns Hopkins, NYU, and McGill University, and is the founding editor of a forthcoming global healthcare information resource. He received a bachelor's degree in physics from Oberlin College.


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