I’m a freelance health and science writer based in Brooklyn, N.Y. My stories have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, FiveThirtyEight, O-the Oprah Magazine, SELF, Men’s Health, Money, Nautilus, NPR’s Shots blog, and National Geographic online, among other publications.
I spent two years on staff at the Wall Street Journal, writing for the health blog and the paper about everything from health reform to veterinary medication shortages to interval training for heart patients. Before that I was a senior writer at U.S. News & World Report, focusing on cancer (such as the latest research on metastasis), fitness (alternative fixes for sports injuries) and nutrition (why it’s better to focus on eating patterns rather than individual nutrients).
While at USNWR I was part of one team that was a finalist for a 2005 National Magazine Award in the personal service category and another that won third place in the 2005 Association of Health Care Journalists awards for general interest magazines, news. (My story on goat testicle transplants as a purported cure for impotence won no awards but was incredibly fun to write.) I was solo or co-author of 11 cover stories or packages. I started my career as a business reporter at Bloomberg News and TheStreet.com and still have a soft spot for writing about retail and consumer behavior.
I’ve been a Knight Science Journalism Boot Camp Fellow in both food and medical evidence and have made radio and TV appearances to discuss stories, including on the Today Show. It was the best my hair will ever look.