Along the Lee Shore

David Dyjack, DrPH, CIH

In this month's column, Dr. Dyjack explores two major risks that he has increasingly observed across the public health landscape. The first is the human tendency to regress to the mean or take the path of least resistance down the neural pathways of the familiar. The second and more disturbing characteristic he detects is the Dunning–Kruger effect, a phenomena where people who are incompetent at a task will almost always overestimate their abilities. Read the full column to explore what we can do to use this disruptive time to grow and expand the profession to a brighter future.

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Journal of Environmental Health
November 2020
Volume 83, Number 4