Lisa Schwartz, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine, of Community & Family Medicine and of The Dartmouth Institute
Co-Director Medicine and the Media Programs
Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice
Areas of Expertise
Dr. Schwartz's research focuses on learning how to enhance the quality of medical communication to the public, patients, physicians and policymakers.
2013 - The electronic version, "Know Your Chances" co-authored with Steven Woloshin, was selected to be included on the National Library of Medicine Bookshelf
The New Weight-Loss Drugs, Lorcaserin and Phentermine-Topiramate: Slim Pickings?
JAMA Intern Med., Feb. 10, 2014;doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.14629:
Cancer Survival: An overview of measures, uses and interpretation
Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 2014;
US Food and Drug Administration and Design of Drug Approval Studies
JAMA, November 26, 2014;312:
The Drug Facts Box: Improving the communication of prescription drug information
Proc Nat Acad Sci, January 2013;
Medical Communication Companies and Continuing Medical Education - Clouding the Sunshine?
JAMA, Dec. 18, 2013;Vol. 310, No. 23:
Low “T” as in “Template”: How to Sell Disease
JAMA Internal Medicine, June 3, 2013;1-3. doi:10.1001:
How A Charity Oversells Mammography
BMJ, August 2012;
In the Media
The makers of ‘female Viagra’ say the haters have it all wrong
Tech Insider, August 24, 2015 »
Sell a disease to sell a drug
Washington Post, June 7, 2015 »
For Women, Help but Also Risk
New York Times, October 7, 2014 »
Building a Better Drug Trial
Epoch Times, December 4, 2014 »
Should Drug Makers be Required to Take FDA Advice on Pivotal Trials?
Wall Street Journal, November 25, 2014 »
Did the Blockbuster Prozac Help or Hurt Medicine?
NYTimes, October 7, 2014 »
F.D.A. Panel Backs Limits on Testosterone Drugs
New York Times, September 17, 2014 »
How Well Does A Drug Work? Look Beyond The Fine Print
NPR, July 25, 2014 »
Men’s Health Weak?
The Cochrane Collaboration, June 9, 2014 »
How Many Middle-Aged Men Need HRT?
BBC, April 27, 2014 »