Professor Timothy Caulfield
Professor Caulfield will deliver his popular, “Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? When Celebrity Culture And Science Clash” talk.


Celebrities are everywhere! This matters. Seriously. Research shows that popular culture has a profound influence on people’s health and that our ideals of beauty and success are framed by a celebrity-dominated worldview.  In this fun and provocative presentation, Professor Timothy Caulfield will examine what science tells us about the influence of popular culture. For Timothy Caulfield, this culture has a measurable influence on individual life choices and healthcare decisions. While acknowledging the pervasiveness of celebrity culture, Caulfield doesn’t mock those who enjoy it (in fact he loves celebrity culture.) But with a skeptic’s eye and a scientific lens, Caulfield identifies and debunks the messages and promises that flow from the celebrity realm, whether they are about health, diet, beauty, or what is supposed to make us happy. He will also debunk common health myths and provide practical, evidence-based, recommendations relevant to both healthcare professionals and to individuals seeking to live a healthy lifestyle.

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Timothy Caulfield is a professor of health law and science policy and author of numerous books, including his latest, “Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? When Celebrity Culture and Science Clash” and “The Cure for Everything: Untangling the Twisted Messages about Health, Fitness and Happiness”. He is an unrivaled communicator who debunks 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. He is a Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy, and a Professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta. He has been the Research Director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta since 1993.











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