Should I Take This?

Hosted by Dr. Michael Perskin and Lauren Taylor, PhD

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About the Show

Over the past few decades, the use of supplements, vitamins, and related products has become a multi-billion-dollar business. These are not medicines and in fact are not regulated beyond rudimentary safety requirements. No one is checking the claims made. There is little hard research. Yet many people take these products.

Our work aims to explore why people trust these products, why they take them, review the available clinical research, and answer the question “Should I take this?”

The Hosts

Michael Perskin, MD

Dr. Perskin received his medical degree from Brown University and completed a residency in internal medicine at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City, then a major affiliate of Columbia University. He then completed a geriatric fellowship at the NYU School of Medicine. He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at NYU where he teaches medical students, residents, and fellows. Dr. Perskin is a Medical Director of the Department of Medicine’s Medicine Faculty Group Practice and maintains his clinical practice in primary care and geriatrics. He is the Chairman of the Clinical Practice Committee of the 2000 physician clinically integrated network at NYULMC. Dr. Perskin is Vice-Chair of the Quality Performance & Measurement Committee of the American Geriatrics. He hosted the “The Healthy Aging Show” on Sirius XM’s Doctor Radio from 2008-2020 where he moderated conversations with thought leaders in research and clinical care with topics ranging from primary preventive medicine to dementia.

Lauren Taylor

Lauren A. Taylor is an assistant professor in the Department of Population Health in NYU’s Grossman School of Medicine. Her research explores the organizational ethics and trustworthiness. Lauren holds a PhD in Health Management from Harvard Business School, a Masters in Divinity from Harvard Divinity School, and a Masters in Public Health from Yale.

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