The Prism Podcast – Episode 40

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Montana clinical research dentist and practitioner, Dr. Jane Gillette is a nationally recognized leader in primary oral disease prevention, health disparities and evidence-based dentistry. Dr. Gillette has a unique and diverse background, which includes leadership and work experience in a variety of practice settings including the Federal Dental Service, Community Health Center’s, private practice and the academic/research setting. She currently serves in a leadership capacity with many health organizations including the American Dental Association (ADA), the National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA), the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) funded practice-based research network NW PRECEDENT. Dr. Gillette is one of the nation’s leading advocates for reducing health disparities and improving health outcomes via the production and utilization of high quality scientific evidence and works closely with the ADA’s Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry. For the past 5 years she has served on the ADA’s Evidence-Based Dentistry Champions Conference coordinating committee and lectured and taught course work at this conference as well. Dr. Gillette is a reviewer of scientific evidence for the ADA’s evidence-based dentistry website (, an editor for The Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice and lectures nationally on topics related to evidence-based dentistry and research translation. Within her state dental association of Montana, Dr. Gillette has served or currently serves on the Montana Dental Association (MDA) Board of Trustees (6 years), the MDA Council on Government Affairs (6 years), is the MDA Chair for the Council on Public Health and Planning (3 years), serves as an ADA House of Delegates Alternate Delegate (6 years) and is the creator and director of the infant oral health program Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (AbCd) MT program (3 years).

The Prism Podcast – Episode 39


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Prism regular Dr. Clay Jones comes on to discuss some issues teens face with insufficient sleep and what the American Academy of Pediatrics wants to do about it.

Dr. Clay Jones
Episode 39
Clay’s first interview
Clay’s SBM Article
Sleep Amounts by age
AAP Policy Statement on Sleep
Circadian Rhythm
Rhythm Method
Ghrelin and Leptin
Sleep and Ghrelin

The Prism Podcast – Episode 38


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Harriet Hall MD, also known as The SkepDoc, is a retired family physician who writes about pseudoscience and questionable medical practices. She received her BA and MD from the University of Washington, did her internship in the Air Force (the second female ever to do so), and was the first female graduate of the Air Force family practice residency at Eglin Air Force Base. During a long career as an Air Force physician, she held various positions from flight surgeon to DBMS (Director of Base Medical Services) and did everything from delivering babies to taking the controls of a B-52. She retired with the rank of Colonel.

She is a founder and regular contributor to the Science Based Medicine blog, writes at her own site, and has authored or contributed to several books.

Episode 38
Harriett Hall MD
Skeptics Toolbox info
Christianity is Not Great
Harriett’s article about faith healing
Spurious Correlations
Society for Science Based Medicine
Sheep Dip
Word of the Day = Abibliophobia
NECSS = Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism

The Prism Podcast – Episode 37


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Evonne Kaplan-Liss MD is a Clinical Associate Professor in Program in Public Health, Preventive Medicine, and Pediatrics, at Stony Brook Medicine and affiliated faculty in Stony Brook’s School of Journalism. Dr. Kaplan-Liss is the Director of the Advanced Graduate Certificate in Health Communications where she combines a strong interest and background in medicine and journalism. She is an active member on the steering committee of Stony Brook’s Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science and speaks nationally on their behalf.

Episode 37
Dr. Evonne Kaplan-Liss

Improvization for Scientists

Cool video about Impro for Scientists

George Washington University Communicating Science Course

Flame Challenge 2015

NY Times EMF Video

Vaccine Communication Study

Exhaling fat

Job at Alan Alda Center

Top 10 Junk Science

Jenny’s ice cream

XIST gene



Hairy Ears and Y Chromosomes

Closing song video – Wave of Reason

The Prism Podcast – Episode 36

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In this episode, we chat with award winning author, illustrator, and all around peach of a guy Daniel Loxton. We discuss art and science, the new Skeptic blog, and his fantastic talk at TAM this past summer.