Cognitive Bias in Public Health Policy
Speaker: S Halpern
Why do scientists and policymakers have responses to problems that are inconsistent with evidence of effectiveness, even when a premium is placed on science guiding policy? What can we do to mitigate our evolutionary human biases? Dr. Scott Halpern, with the Palliative and Advanced Illness Research (PAIR) Center and Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, joins the CanCOVID speaker series to discuss inconsistent public responses to COVID‑19 and how understanding these biases could improve public health in the future.