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
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 »
‘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 »