Science, Pseudoscience & Media
Wikipediatrician, Photographer (USA)
Affectionately called the Wikipediatrician, Susan Gerbic is the cofounder of Monterey County Skeptics and a self-proclaimed skeptical junkie. Susan is also founder of the Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia (GSoW) project. She is a regular contributor to Skepticality podcast, contributes to Skeptical Inquirer magazine and a frequent speaker at skeptic conferences about skeptical activism. Gerbic focuses much of her skeptical activism on psychics, who she calls "Grief Vampires" because they prey on desperate families that would do anything to talk to their loved ones or pay anything to find their missing child. Read about her adventures with psychics by visiting her Wikipedia page.
Gerbic is a Scientific and Technical Consultant for the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. Awards include the "In the Trenches" award from the 2012 Skeptic's Toolbox and the "James Randi Award for Skepticism in the Public Interest" at The Amaz!ng Meeting 2013. Her activism has been "endorsed" by her critics; Rupert Sheldrake, Deepak Chopra, Burzynski Clinic and Natural News. She lives in Salinas, California with her sons and three cats. You can contact her at SusanGerbic.com.