Brendan Nyhan is a professor of public policy at the Ford School. His research, which focuses on misperceptions about politics and health care, has been published the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, among other journals. Nyhan is also a contributor to "The Upshot" at The New York Times; a co-founder of Bright Line Watch, a watchdog group that monitors the status of American democracy; and a 2018 Andrew Carnegie Fellow. He first arrived at the University of Michigan as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Research before joining the faculty of Dartmouth College's Department of Government. Previously, Nyhan co-edited the non-partisan watchdog Spinsanity, co-authored New York Times best seller All the President's Spin, and served as a media critic for Columbia Journalism Review. He received his PhD in political science from Duke University.