Trust Workshop Presentations

On May 5-6, 2015 The Roundtable on Public Interfaces of the Life Sciences convened a 2-day workshop, Does the Public Trust Science? Trust and Confidence at the Intersections of the Life Sciences and Society.

Each title links to a PDF of the workshop presentation, unless otherwise noted.

Workshop Video Playlist (YouTube)

Day 1: May 5, 2015

Welcome & Opening RemarksMolly Jahn, University of Wisconsin-Madison [Video only]

What Survey’s Do and Don’t Tell Us About Trust in ScienceCary Funk, Pew Research Center

Defining Trust in Science and the Factors that Erode ItTimothy Caulfield, University of Alberta

Panel Discussion on Trust in the Market Place [Video only]
Moderator: George Matsumoto, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Panelists: Timothy Caulfield, University of Alberta; Kirk Englehardt, Georgia Institute of Technology; Cary Funk, Pew Research Center; Jim Grunig, University of Maryland, College Park; Marcia Kean, Feinstein Kean Health Care

Cultural Influences on Trust in Science Phyllis Petit Nassi, University of Utah, Huntsman Cancer Institute

Celebrity Scientists and Trust Declan Fahy, American University

Biology of Trust and its Influences on Science Politics —Rose McDermott, Brown University

Panel Discussion on the Political Dimensions of Trust in Science [Video only]
Moderator: David Goldston, Natural Resources Defense Council
PanelistsAnn Bartuska, US Department of Agriculture, Research, Education, and Economics; Jo Handelsman, The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Rush Holt, American Association for the Advancement of Science; Rose McDermott, Brown University

Panel Discussion on Trustworthy Sources [Video only]
Moderator:  Ivan Oransky, Retraction Watch
PanelistsJulia Belluz, Vox; Scott Hensley, NPR Shots Blog; Liz Szabo, USA Today

Day 2: May 6, 2015

Welcome & Opening RemarksRick Borchelt, Department of Energy, Office of Science [Video only]
Toward a Common Understanding of Trust in Science —Kathleen Hall Jamieson, University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School for Communication

Description and Goals of the Breakout Sessions —Tiffany Lohwater, American Association for the Advancement of Science [Video only]

Breakout Session A: Synthetic Biology

Case Presentation on Synthetic Biology— David Rejeski, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Session Report: Public Trust and Synthetic Biology—Erika Shugart, American Society for Microbiology [Video only]

Breakout Sesesion B: Childhood Vaccines

Opening Thoughts – Mary Woolley, Research!America

Case Presentation on Vaccines Diane Griffin, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Session Report: Childhood VaccinesMary Woolley, Research!America [Video only]

Breakout Session C: Breast Cancer Screening

Case Presentation on Breast Cancer Screening —Phyllis Pettit Nassi, University of Utah, Huntsman Cancer Institute
Breakout Session Report – Breast Cancer Screening Barnett Kramer, National Cancer Institute, NIH [Video only]

Facilitated Audience Discussion on Approaches to Link Knowledge to Action [Video only]

Closing Comments —Rick Borchelt, Department of Energy, Office of Science [Video only]