Lee McIntyre, Ph.D.

Lee McIntyre, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor for Public Trust in Science, Science & Society

Philosopher of Science

Lee McIntyre, Ph.D., serves a Senior Advisor for Public Trust in Science for the Aspen Institute Science & Society Program and is a Research Fellow at the Center for Philosophy and History of Science at Boston University. Formerly Executive Director of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University, he previously taught philosophy at Colgate University, Boston University, Simmons College, Tufts Experimental College, and Harvard Extension School.

McIntyre is the bestselling author of POST-TRUTH (MIT Press, 2018)—which was named a CNN Book-of-the-Week in April 2018 and a Best Book of 2018 by the PBS News Hour—along with numerous other books, including THE SCIENTIFIC ATTITUDE (2019), HOW TO TALK TO A SCIENCE DENIER (2021), and ON DISINFORMATION (2023), all published with MIT Press.   

McIntyre’s popular essays have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Baltimore Sun, Nature, Newsweek, Scientific American, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and numerous other venues. He has appeared on CNN International on Amanpour and Company—and several other programs on PBS, NPR, and the BBC—and has spoken at the United Nations, NASA, and the Vatican.

His work has been translated into eighteen languages.