Gary J Schwitzer

Adjunct Associate Professor, Dean's Office, Public Health; Publisher,

1992 …2019

Personal profile


  • health care journalism
  • health communication
  • media ethics
  • evidence-based teaching
  • journalism
  • conflicts of interest in health care, research, journalism

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Projects 2005 2019

Delivery of Health Care

Research Output 1992 2018

One Step Forward, One Step Back: Changes in News Coverage of Medical Interventions

Walsh-Childers, K., Braddock, J., Rabaza, C. & Schwitzer, G. Feb 1 2018 In : Health Communication. 33, 2, p. 174-187 14 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

2 Citations

Pollution of health news

Schwitzer, G. Jan 1 2017 In : BMJ (Online). 356, j1262

Research output: Research - peer-reviewEditorial

How can journalists do a better job reporting on the principles of shared decision making

Schwitzer, G. J. 2016 (Accepted/In press) Shared Decision Making in Health Care. Elwyn, G., Edwards, A. & Thompson, R. (eds.). Oxford University Press, Inc

Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter (peer-reviewed)

Decision Making
Delivery of Health Care

Statins, news, and nuance

Schwitzer, G. 2016 In : BMJ (Online). 353, i3379

Research output: Research - peer-reviewEditorial

Medication Therapy Management
Attitude of Health Personnel
Social Media
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Medication Adherence
3 Citations

Trying to Drink from a Fire Hose: Too Much of the Wrong Kind of Health Care News

Schwitzer, G. Oct 1 2015 In : Trends in Pharmacological Sciences. 36, 10, p. 623-627 5 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Medical Journalism
Delivery of Health Care

Activities 2008 2008

  • 1 Types of Award - Fellowship awarded competitively

Poynter Institute Ethics Fellow

Schwitzer, G. J. (Recipient)

Activity: Types of Award - Fellowship awarded competitively


American Medical Writers Association - John P. McGovern Award

Gary J Schwitzer (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Knight-Batten Award for Innovations In Journalism

Gary J Schwitzer (Recipient), 2006

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Mirror Award for media industry reporting

Gary J Schwitzer (Recipient), 2007

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)