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Tackling health misinformation one story at a time

Zachary Walston, PT, DPT, OCS
2 min readJan 14, 2021

My mission is to challenge health misinformation by improving knowledge translation from research to clinicians and patients.

Health misinformation is pervasive and harmful. Roughly 36% of US adults have basic or below basic health literacy levels and up to 96% of individuals use at least 1 unaccredited source when searching health questions online.​

Source credibility is often considered to be made up of expertise and trustworthiness. Expertise is…