Always More Health Controversies #266

May 23, 2014

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This week, we're tackling more controversial topics in the realm of healthcare. We'll speak to Edward Archer, post-doctoral fellow in the Nutrition and Obesity Research Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, about the tendency toward psuedoscience in nutrition data gathering. And Dr. Keith Norris, editor-in-chief of the journal Ethnicity & Disease, joins us to talk about the intersection of race and medicine.


  • Edward Archer
  • Keith Norris

Guest Bios

Edward Archer

Dr. Edward Archer is a Research Fellow with the Obesity Nutrition Research Center at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. He has a broad interdisciplinary background, with graduate degrees and training in physiology, psychology, nutrition, exercise science, as well as epidemiology. His research spans the continuum of human bioenergetics, from the physiology of nutrient energy partitioning to national nutrition surveillance and chronic non-communicable disease epidemiology. He has authored numerous scientific publications that have been profiled in the New York Times, ABC News with Diane Sawyer, L.A. Times, Huffington Post, and many other venues.

Keith Norris

Dr. Keith C. Norris is an inernationally recognized clinician scientist and health policy leader who has been instrumental in shaping national health policy and clinical practice guidelines. He has been one of the most highly funded National Institutes of Health investigators in the nation, and one of the most highly cited scientists int hew orld in the area of chronic kidney disease and health disparities. He has been a powerful advocate for minority institutions and served for 7 years as the president of the Research Centers in Minority Institutions Program Association. He has received numerous honors and awards from students, peers, community, and professional organizations. He currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the international Journal "Ethnicity and Disease", a multidisciplinary journal focusing on minority ethnic population differences in health promotion and disease prevention.