Jevin West

co-founder, Center for an Informed Public
University of Washington

Jevin West is the co-founder of the new Center for an Informed Public at UW aimed at resisting strategic misinformation, promoting an informed society and strengthening democratic discourse. His research and teaching focus on the impact of data and technology on science and society, with a focus on slowing the spread of misinformation. He is the co-author of the new book, Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World, which helps non-experts question numbers, data, and statistics without an advanced degree in data science. He received his BS and MS in Biology from Utah State University, and his PhD in Biology from University of Washington. He did his Postdoc research in physics at Umea University.