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Hello and thank you for visiting my website.

Here you will find links to a selection of my work, including magazine and newspaper stories, books and podcasts. 

Currently I work as a writer and podcast producer. My stories often, but not always, focus on science through a human lens. They are published in The New Yorker, Popular Science, the New York Times, Wired, and elsewhere.

I am the writer, reporter and co-host, with actor Elle Fanning, of the podcast One Click. I also produced several episodes of Freakonomics, MD, part of the Freakonomics Radio collection. 

My features have addressed the severe challenges faced by caregivers for people living with Alzheimer's disease in rural America, the U.S. opioid epidemic as seen through the eyes of a brother and sister in small-town Indiana, the confusing (and surprising) history of male circumcision, the consequences of archaic and unjust HIV laws for a prisoner in Idaho, and the continent left behind in the genomics revolution. I've interviewed Oprah Winfrey about her toughest movie role, an Iraqi princess fighting for women in science, and billionaire fruit magnate David Murdock about eating banana peels.

My first book, The Philadelphia Chromosome, was named a top-ten nonfiction book by the Wall Street Journal. I am also the author of Wall Disease and the collaborating writer for The End of Food Allergy.

You can reach me through the form on the contact page right here at this website. 


Photo by Eva Gilliam.

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