Maryn has written for The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Health, Medium, Modern Farmer, More, MSNBC, Nature, Scientific American, Self, Slate, WIRED, the Annals of Emergency Medicine, CIDRAP, and Georgia Trend, among others.
NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE
"Home to Roost: The looming threat of avian flu"
April 17, 2016
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC NEWS
"Pernicious Parasite Strikes Explorers of 'Lost City""
Superbugs in Your Supper: Whenever you eat chicken or beef, you’re probably also eating a side order of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. March 2015
The Earthquake Avenger: When an earthquake hit too close to home, Marla Petal found a new calling: helping schoolchildren survive natural disasters. June 2009
After the Deluge: Ex-debutante Cecile Tebo saved her sanity by reinventing herself as the head of New Orleans’s mental health SWAT team. April 2008
The Abstinence Method: Dutch farmers say no to antibiotics for livestock
A French Farm Show: Cows, protesters, and — of course — cheese
From Factory Farm to Organic Icon: Will Harris III grew up on conventional farming. But now his family's legacy is anything but.
The Future of Chicken: How to mass-produce meat without breeding killer microbes. April 30, 2014
The Father of the Chicken Nugget: Robert C. Baker was a poultry savant. But his contribution to fast food has been erased from the history books. December 28, 2012
Dengue, AKA "Breakbone Fever," Is Back: The vicious virus has re-established itself in the South, and mosquitoes are carrying it north. December 21, 2012
Imagining the Post-Antibiotics Future: After 85 years, antibiotics are growing impotent. So what will medicine, agriculture and everyday life look like if we lose these drugs entirely?
Unchecked Bugs: Censorship doesn’t just stifle speech — it can spread disease.
A Flu Vaccine That’s Always in Season: A single shot to thwart all flu viruses may be within reach.
Why whooping cough vaccines are wearing off: Doctors race to protect kids.
Rethinking Rabies: Some rabies infections may not be lethal, but be especially wary of dog bites.
Shock to the System: During sepsis, the body attacks itself. Researchers are working on new ways to fight back.
The New Medical Monitoring: Mobile phones and tiny sensors are helping define health trends.
Virtues of the virtual autopsy: Medical imaging offers new ways to examine the deceased.
Clean Sweep: Hospitals bring janitors to the front lines of infection control.
International AIDS Conference Returns to the US: So much has changed in the 22 years since the conference was last held in the US that its return effectively marks a new phase in the epidemic
Return of the Clap: Gonorrhea is developing resistance to the last category of drugs that still work against it
Food Poisoning’s Hidden Legacy: Foodborne illness is an unpleasant few days of fever and diarrhea — and maybe lifelong consequences.
Diabetes Mystery: Why Are Type 1 Cases Surging?: Researchers are baffled by the worldwide increase in the less common form of the disease.
Swapping Germs: Should Fecal Transplants Become Routine for Debilitating Diarrhea?: A potentially beneficial treatment for serious ailments may fall victim to regulatory difficulties.
The Enemy Within: A new pattern of antibiotic resistance that is spreading around the globe may leave us defenseless.
New Strain of Drug-Resistant Staph Found in US Pigs: If a newly arrived European strain leads to human disease, it could complicate the struggle against MRSA.
DOUBLE XX SCIENCE
Two moms talk about pertussis: When your newborn catches whooping cough, your life is forever changed. October 1, 2013
Antibiotic resistance: The last resort: Health officials are watching in horror as bacteria become resistant to powerful carbapenem antibiotics — one of the last drugs on the shelf. July 24, 2013
Vaccine Development: Man vs. MRSA: For decades, Robert Daum has studied the havoc wreaked by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Now he thinks he can stop it for good. February 1, 2012
THE ATLANTIC, ABC NEWS and the FOOD & ENVIRONMENT REPORTING NETWORK
How Your Chicken Dinner is Creating a Drug-Resistant Superbug: A joint investigation that produced a story at TheAtlantic.com, video packages on Good Morning America and the ABC Nightly News, and a story on ABCNews.com. July 11, 2012
ANNALS OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
NIH Launches Emergency Care Office. March 2013
CMS Head CT Rule Under Fire. August 2012
Hospital Pharmacists Scrambling Amid Vast Drug Shortages. February 2011
Med Schools, Training Programs Eschew Pharma Funds. November 2009
Vaccine Mishap, Flu Outbreaks Overwhelm EDs. June 2008
HIV Testing - Should the Emergency Department Take Part? February 2007
Polyheme and the Ethics of Informed Consent. November 2006
Debate Over Future of Emergency Care. August 2006
The Dangerous Superbugs Hiding in Your Dinner: Farmers helped create lethal drug-resistant bacteria. Government ignored the problem. June 2012
Saving Carol Decker: It started with a simple fever, then spiraled into a whole-body battle for survival January 2012
Your Backyard Bites Back: As tiny ticks proliferate across the country, they are spreading diseases you and your doctor haven’t heard of. February 2011
Germophobia: It's viral, destructive and oozing into every crevice of our lives. You may already be infected. February 2009
Morgellons Mystery: For Emily White, it felt like the worst flu ever. October 2008
The Bug Drugs Can’t Cure: A deadly infection is attacking young, healthy women. SELF reports on MRSA, the germ that scares even your doctor. February 2007
The reason why this deadly E. coli makes doctors shudder: It is past time for health authorities to curb the antibiotic misuse that created the resistanceof this aberrant E Coli strain. June 5, 2011
Man flips truck after cold sore virus strikes his brain: Herpes simplex type 1 is usually a minor annoyance, but in rare cases it can turn deadly. May 12, 2011
CENTER FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE RESEARCH AND POLICY NEWS (selected)
ERs felt flu fear before flu. May 20, 2010
Flu shot increased H1N1 risk. April 6, 2010
Parents concerned about flu shot side effects. March 1, 2010
New tool traces MRSA’s global spread. January 21, 2010
MRSA clone in animals worrisome. January 4, 2010
ERs fear fall flood of H1N1. September 9, 2009
Swine flu overwhelms ERs. May 8, 2009
Many hurdles to swine flu vaccine. May 1, 2009
Can polio vaccination ever cease? October 16, 2008
MRSA increases child flu deaths. October 13, 2008
Economic breakdown in vaccine manufacture. October 3, 2008
Looking for outbreaks with web 2.0. July 21, 2008
A final push to end polio. June 18, 2008
Flu season exposes preparedness gaps. March 10, 2008
H5N1: A decade’s lessons. December 14, 2007
Series: The Pandemic Vaccine Puzzle. October 25, 2007
Syndromic surveillance: faulty or useful? May 16, 2007
Planners urged to tap grassroots. April 17, 2007
Pandemic vaccines challenging. February 6, 2007
Avian flu prevention puzzle. January 11, 2007
The Truth About Staph: When she heard teens were dying of MRSA, Jilly Jackson felt lucky. Since 2006, she has had the superbug six times. April 2008
On the Public Health Front Line: Q & A with Dr. Julie Gerberding, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. February 2007
Ready or Not?: In offices all over Georgia, managers are quietly playing a game: Let’s pretend the flu pandemic happens. Now what? October 2006
Free Readings at the Barber Shop: For once hard-to-reach African-Americans, heart-smart blood-pressure readings are now as close as the barber’s chair. Fall 2006