I’m a science journalist with more than 15 years’ experience writing and editing articles on biomedicine, particularly infectious diseases, the brain, public health and policy. My articles have appeared in The New Yorker online, Popular Science, Slate, Nature, Scientific American, Discover Magazine and others.
I specialize in putting together magazine packages on topics ranging from AIDS and Alzheimer’s disease to psychiatry and scientific fraud.
What I do less often these days, but revel in, is writing features on offbeat stories in far-flung locales: from a ‘Fablab’ in South Africa that’s turning housewives into inventors, to a neuroscientist who’s teaching blind Indian children to ‘see’ and the peer review revolution online.
I am a member of the National Association of Science Writers, and a founding member of Purdue University’s Science Journalism Laureates Program. I live in Brooklyn with my husband Josh Easdon, a squash pro and documentary filmmaker, and our two children.