Jevin D. West
Jevin West

Jevin West
I am an Associate Professor in the Information School at the University of Washington and currently a visiting associate professor at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Information. I co-founded the Center for an Informed Public. I study the Science of Science and worry about the spread of misinformation. My laboratory consists of the millions of scholarly papers and public posts about science. I develop knowledge discovery tools to facilitate and study science, with a particular interest in how sociological and economic factors drive and slow the evolution of science.

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  • I am a visiting professor at UC Berkeley Winter Semester, 2024.
  • I am always looking for students and postdocs to join the lab. Please feel free to email me and we can discuss open positions.
  • Perceived experts are prevalent and influential within an antivaccine community on Twitter. (2024) PNAS Nexus. PDF
  • Combining interventions to reduce the spread of viral misinformation. (2022) Nature Human Behavior. PDF and accompanying Perspective.
  • Auditing Google's Search Headlines as a Potential Gateway to Misleading Content: Evidence from the 2020 US Election. (2022) Journal of Online Trust and Safety. PDF
  • Misinformation in and about science. (2021) Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences. PDF
  • How do you solve a problem like misinformation? (2021) Science Advances. PDF
  • The chatbot era: Better or worse off? (2023) Seattle Times. HTML