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Why Won't Scientists Talk to Us?

Alexander, Nick BA; Rowe, Sylvia MA

doi: 10.1097/01.NT.0000277791.11290.f9
Nutrition and Communications

Nick Alexander, BA, is senior media counselor at the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation, Washington, DC. He holds a bachelor of arts degree from Harvard University. A former network correspondent with ABC news, Mr Alexander has, for the past 6 1/2 years, followed and written about science communication issues and the evolving challenge to public acceptance of credible science.

Sylvia Rowe, MA, is an adjunct professor at Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is also the president of SR Strategy, a health, nutrition, food safety, and risk communications and issue management consultancy located at Washington, DC. Previously, Ms Rowe served as president and chief executive officer of the IFIC and IFIC Foundation, nonprofit organizations that communicate science-based information of food safety and nutrition issues to health professionals, journalists, government officials, educators, and consumers.

Corresponding author: Sylvia Rowe, MA, 1100 Connecticut Ave. NW, #1000, Washington, DC 20036 (e-mail:

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