About

I write about health and health policy as a Washington correspondent for MedPage Today.  My work has also been published by Salon, Scientific American, The Week and Narratively.

I write about people and their battles — the moment when everything changes.  This means telling the story of a nurse recognizing her own problem with addiction, and the scientist whose son’s illness drives his research mission.

I also play the role of explainer, exploring healthcare models, rare and common diseases, the cost of prescription drugs and the potential of new therapies to reach the market.

Mental health reform, end-of-life care, social determinants of health and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis are a few of my key interests.

Check out my resume here.