LATEST NEWS

* Schwarz and A.D.H.D. Nation profiled on cover of UPenn’s alumni magazine READ

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* Schwarz’s first TEDx talk, on the mathematics behind his N.F.L. concussion investigation WATCH

ADHD NATION

In its rave review of Schwarz’s ground-breaking investigation into America’s ADHD explosion, The New York Times says “ADHD Nation should be required reading … Schwarz is sounding an alarm for a fire that looks nowhere near abating.” EXPLORE

JOURNALISM

Alan Schwarz is known as one of the most influential journalists of his generation, primarily for his paradigm-changing investigative work on concussions in the N.F.L. and all youth sports.

CONCUSSIONS

Schwarz’s acclaimed series of more than 100 articles in The New York Times exposed the seriousness of concussions in the National Football League and youth sports nationwide, leading to Congressional hearings, rules changes and increased safety for athletes of all ages. EXPLORE

MATHEMATICS/STATISTICS

With data analysis at the root of his investigations into Concussions in Sports and Child Psychiatry, Schwarz is known for the use of mathematics and probability in public health journalism. The American Statistical Association honored him with its lifetime Excellence in Statistical Reporting award, and he serves on editorial boards of both the A.S.A. and the Royal Statistical Society.

BASEBALL

Before focusing on Public Health investigations at The New York Times, Schwarz was a highly regarded baseball journalist and broadcaster for the Times, ESPN, Baseball America, Newsweek and many other publications. His two books on baseball are described below.

SPEAKING / LECTURING

Schwarz has attracted more than 20,000 attendees to lectures on Concussions, ADHD and Mathematics in Journalism — at some of the world’s most prestigious venues, including Harvard University, the National Academy of Sciences and the University of Oxford.

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SAMPLE VIDEOS

UPCOMING APPEARANCES

APRIL 24
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y.
Rogers Memorial Library
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APRIL 26
NEW CANAAN, CT
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MAY 4
FAIRFIELD, CT
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MAY 16
M.I.T. / BOSTON ATHENAEUM
Boston, MA
more info TBA

BOOKS BY ALAN SCHWARZ

A.D.H.D. NATION

The groundbreaking and definitive account o the widespread misdiagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder — and how its unchecked growth over half a century has made ADHD one of the most controversial conditions in medicine, with serious effects on children, adults, and society itself. John Merrow, the legendary Education correspondent for PBS, called it “the most important book of the year for anyone who cares about children.”

THE NUMBERS GAME

A No. 1 sports bestseller, Schwarz tells the story of baseball’s lifelong love affair with statistics, dating back to the Civil War. George Will wrote in The New York Times Book Review, “It is an Information Age story … in Schwarz’s lively telling, a history of the game’s path to the present.” Named by the Huffington Post as one of the best baseball books of all time. EXCERPT

ONCE UPON A GAME

From Derek Jeter and Cal Ripken to Kevin Costner and Charles Schulz, dozens of star players and celebrities describe their favorite baseball moment. (Click on those names for samples!) Perfect for young fans learning about the game, or older ones looking to reminisce.

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