I’m a journalist and writer with a special interest in health, medicine and science. I’ve written about infectious diseases from AIDS to Zika (yes, I really just did that), cancer, heart disease, mental illness, new drugs, health policy and Alzheimer’s. I’ve watched space shuttle launches and tried to explain why it’s so cool that LIGO finally measured gravitational waves. I try to specialize in writing in clear language that anyone can understand, but I am not writing for dummies. Currently, I’m working on a book about alternative medicine and its impact on healthcare in the U.S.
I've lived and worked in London, Hong Kong, Beirut, New York and Washington, DC. Before I specialized in health and science reporting, I wrote about politics, lifestyle, diplomacy and conflict, including the breakup of the former Yugoslavia; progress towards peace in Northern Ireland; the Philippine revolution, the Seoul Olympics, the Lebanese civil war and the Tiananmen Square massacre.
I did get on the Daily Show once, and Jon Stewart didn't even make fun of me.
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