Steven Woloshin, MD, MS

Professor of Medicine and of Community & Family Medicine
Co-Director, Medicine in the Media Program

Steven Woloshin, MD, MS



(603) 653-0846


  • MS, Dartmouth Medical School,  1996
  • MD, Boston University School of Medicine, 1987
  • BA, Boston University, 1987

Curriculum Vitae

Steve Woloshin CV


Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Woloshin's research interest is in learning how to enhance the quality of medical communication to the public, patients, physicians and policymakers. His work (in collaboration with Dr. Lisa Schwartz) has 2 main approaches: improving the quality of messages presenting health information to people, and preparing audiences to make sense of the messages they receive. His main focus is on the communication of medical statistics and information about the benefits and harms of screening and prescription drugs.


Professional Achievements:

2013 - The electronic version, "Know Your Chances" co-authored with Lisa Schwartz, was selected to be included on the National Library of Medicine Bookshelf

Published Research

In the Media

All women need are Diamonds and. . Viagra? Journal Telegraph Magazine, August 22, 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 »

Should Drug Makers be Required to Take FDA Advice on Pivotal Trials? Wall Street Journal, November 25, 2014 »

Safety Concerns Slow Sales of Testosterone Therapy Bloomberg Businessweek, November 6, 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 »

Turns Out, Shame and Fear Don’t Fight Cancer Marketplace, May 21, 2014 »

With Special Clinics, Hospitals Vie for Hesitant Patients: Men The New York Times, May 28, 2014 »

Doctors’ Free Samples Have a Hidden Cost NBC News, April 16, 2014 »

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