25 March 2015

2013 Trudeau fellow Timothy Caulfield, a Canada Research Chair in health law and policy at the University of Alberta and author of the bestseller Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?: When Celebrity Culture And Science Clash, signs an op-ed in The Globe and Mail on the risks of celebrities grabbing our attention and framing public discussion on important health issues. His piece refers to Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie Pitt’s letter to The New York Times this week describing her decision to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed.

The question of whether this type of media attention might lead to greater patient anxiety and unnecessary tests has also caught the attention of the National Post

Read also 2012 Trudeau scholar Steven Hoffman's take on Vox

Photo: STRINGER/GERMANY/REUTERS/The Globe and Mail

Timothy Caulfield

This unrivalled communicator is debunking myths and assumptions about innovation in the health sector – from research on stem cells to diets to alternative medicine – for the benefit of the public and decision-makers. 

2013 Fellows

Steven Hoffman

Steven Hoffman wishes to leverage Canadian innovations in public health to help resolve health and security issues on the international scene.

2012 Scholars