Lead Investigative Health Reporter, Consumer Reports: March 2016 – Present.
Freelance Journalist, New York Times Magazine, Scientific American, Pacific Standard, Popular Science, etc. : May 2011-Present. Report and write long-form narratives and news features; Co-authored college-level environmental science textbook, published by WH Freeman.
Staff Writer, Newsweek: July 2007 – May 2011. Reported and wrote health, science and environment stories for the website and weekly magazine.
Editorial Intern, The Village Voice: January 2007 – July 2007. Reported and wrote news and feature articles about public health and infectious disease for the nation’s largest alternative weekly magazine.
Intern, Harvard Medical School Press Office: September 2006 – December 2006. Reported and wrote news briefs and feature articles on current research.
AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS
Grantee, Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting: 2014. Spent several weeks in Hungary reporting on the struggle of Roma people to integrate amid rising authoritarianism. Looked at, among other things, the role of psychological interventions in school desegregation efforts.
Nieman Fellow, Harvard University: 2012-2013 academic year fellowship. Studied Global Health and the History of Medicine.
Global Health Reporting Fellow, Kaiser Foundation: 2009. Spent one month reporting on the rise of extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) in Eastern Europe.
Excellence in Reporting, National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, 2008: For my Newsweek cover story on the struggle to cure addiction.
Horgan Prize for Science Writing (first place); Melvin Mencher Reporting Award; both from Columbia University, 2006: For my New York Times Magazine feature article on a scientist who was found guilty of fraud and sentenced to a year in prison.
Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism, 2006: M.S. in Journalism; Graduated with honors.
Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 2006: M.A. in Environmental Science. For master’s thesis, examined impact of global warming on Arctic Tundra; designed and conducted original experiments; camped at research station in Northern Alaska for two months.
Rutgers University, 2002: B.A. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. Magna Cum Laude. Studied alcohol addiction in a behavioral neuroscience lab; coauthored scientific paper (Alcohol and Alcoholism, Vol 37-6, 12/2002).
Research Assistant, Harvard Medical School: October 2002-August 2004. Studied epigenetic regulation in the immune system, primarily through mouse experiments; coauthored scientific paper (Nature Immunology, Vol. 5, 12/2004).
Laboratory Technician, Aventis Pharmaceuticals: January 2002 – October 2002. Formulated diphtheria, meningitis and influenza vaccines in a manufacturing laboratory.