Quoted: Brendan Nyhan on Correcting Myths About Vaccines


Dartmouth Now takes note when faculty members weigh in on issues of the day. Here is today’s “Quoted”:


“People think of public health messaging as a silver bullet, but people’s minds are a lot harder to change than that,” says Professor Brendan Nyhan in a Reuters story about a new study co-authored by Nyhan that concludes that correcting myths about vaccines may not be the most effective approach to promoting immunization.

Nyhan is an assistant professor of government.

Office of Communications