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
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;
Too little? Too much? Primary care physicians' view on US Health Care
Arch of Internal Medicine, 2011;171:
Cancer Screening Campaigns — Getting Past Uninformative Persuasion
N. Engl J Medicine, Nov. 1, 2012;
Not So Stories How the FDA forgot the evidence: the case of donepezil 23 mg
bmj, March 23, 2012;344:
Influence of medical journal press releases on the quality of associated newspaper coverage: retrospective cohort study.
BMJ , 2012;344:d8164:
Lost in transmission – FDA drug information that never reaches clinicians.
N Engl J Med , 2009;Vol.316:
Communicating drug benefits and harms with the drug facts box: Two randomized trials.
Ann Intern Med , 2009;150:
Enthusiasm for cancer screening in the United States
In the Media
‘Low T’ and the Peril of Medicating Grumpy Old Men
LA Times, February 16, 2014 »
The Big T Medicine Show
The Economist, February 24, 2014 »
NPR, February 6, 2014 »
Is ‘Low T’ A Real Illness Or Just Pharma Windfall?
Huffington Post, February 5, 2014 »
Weighing Testosterone’s Benefits and Risks
New York Times, February 3, 2014 »
For Women, a More Complicated Choice on Mammograms
New York Times, February 11, 2014 »
Study of Drug for Blood Clots Caused a Stir, Records Show
New York Times, February 5, 2014 »
Just the Facts, Please: Doctors Start Company to Improve Drug Information
Valley News, February 9, 2014 »
Drug Industry Favors Companies for Doctors’ Education Grants
Bloomberg News, December 18, 2013 »
Big Questions About Testosterone Treatment For Men
NPR, June 4, 2013 »