WATERTOWN — On Monday, January 7, Judy Norsigian, executive director and co-founder of Our Bodies, Ourselves, will be the speaker at the dinner meeting of the St. James Armenian Church Men’s Club. The topic will be “Evidence-based Health and Medical Care: Where Do We Find Trustworthy Information in the Media?”
Norsigian is an internationally renowned speaker and author on a range of women’s health concerns, and will focus on topics of interest to both men and women in her discussion titled, “Evidence-based Health and Medical Care: Where Do We Find Trustworthy Information in the Media?” Norsigian plans to cover several ongoing controversies in health care, as well as, how to sort fact from fiction in the maze of media coverage that exists.
She has appeared on numerous national television and radio programs, including “NBC Nightly News,” “The Today Show,” “Good Morning America,” “The Early Show,” “Oprah” and many others.
Norsigian has been an author and editor for each of the nine editions of Our Bodies, Ourselves, the organization’s landmark book on women’s health and sexuality. It was named by TIME magazine as one of the 100 best and most influential nonfiction books in English written since 1923. The Library of Congress also featured the book as one of the “88 that shaped America” in its special exhibition opened in June.
A new and revised edition published by Simon & Schuster in 2011, 40 years after the book’s initial publication, has received critical acclaim, including being named one of eight best consumer health books of the year by Library Journal.
Norsigian’s personal recognitions include an honorary doctorate from Boston University (2007). Additional hon- ors include: being named one of the “21 Leaders for the 21st Century” by Women’s eNews; Public Service Award from the Massachusetts Public Health Association; Radcliffe College Alumnae Association Annual Recognition Award; Boston YWCA’s Academy of Women Achievers and the Massachusetts Health Council Award.