Dr. Harriet Hall, the The SkepDoc, a retired Air Force flight surgeon, health columnist for Slate, writer and speaker on medicine, so-called complementary and alternative medicine, science, quackery, and critical thinking. Harriet is one of the most talented speakers I’ve come across in years: composed and relentless, with a wonderfully sly sense of humour. She seems like the last person to crack wise when she starts talking in her quiet, steady way; but she slips in understated humour bombs at regular intervals until, slowly but surely, you realize she's actually the most hilarious doctor you've met in years. I can’t state strongly enough that Harriet’s intelligence is the kind of intelligence that has made me a card-carrying skeptic: she’s just that much more persuasive and admirable than the “alternatives.”
Dr. Hall is an editor and one of the 5 MD founders of the Science-Based Medicine blog; she writes the SkepDoc column in Skeptic magazine, and is contributing editor to Skeptic and Skeptical Inquirer; she’s a medical advisor and author of articles on the QuackWatch; and she recently published Women Aren’t Supposed to Fly: The Memoirs of a Female Flight Surgeon.
These seven articles on PainScience.com mention Dr. Harriet Hall as a source: