David Schleifer & Alison Fairbrother

David Schleifer researches and writes about healthcare, food, technology and education. His work has been published in venues including Social Studies of Science, PLOS ONE, Post Road and online at n+1. He holds a PhD in sociology from New York University and is a Senior Research Associate at Public Agenda, a nonpartisan, nonprofit research and engagement organization. The views expressed in this article are not necessarily those of Public Agenda or its funders.

Alison Fairbrother is the Executive Director of the Public Trust Project, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that investigates and reports on misrepresentations of science by corporations, government, and the media. Her work has appeared in Salon, the Washington Monthly, AlterNet, and more. She is a contributing editor at The Washington Spectator.