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Brian Glen Southwell

Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medicine
Medicine, General Internal Medicine


Dr. Brian Southwell is an adjunct professor with Duke's Department of Medicine and also has worked with the Social Science Research Institute and the Energy Initiative. Southwell directs the Science in the Public Sphere program at RTI International and also is a faculty member at UNC-Chapel Hill. He hosts The Measure of Everyday Life, a weekly public radio show, is the author of Social Networks and Popular Understanding of Science and Health (Johns Hopkins University Press), and edited Innovations in Home Energy Use: A Sourcebook (RTI Press) and Misinformation and Mass Audiences (University of Texas Press).

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medicine · 2021 - Present Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Medicine
Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society · 2022 - Present Duke Science & Society, Initiatives

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Pennsylvania · 2002 Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania · 1997 M.A.
University of Virginia · 1995 A.B.