Newest work

For recent appearances on radio, TV and online, visit the Audio and Video pages. For recent blog posts at WIRED, click here. For National Geographic's The Plate, here.

 

July 2014
MODERN FARMER
The Abstinence Method: Dutch farmers say no to antibiotics for livestock

April 2014
SLATE
The Future of Chicken: How to mass-produce meat without breeding killer microbes.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
Why I Care About Food
(launch of The Plate blog platform)

March 2014
MODERN FARMER
A French Farm Show: Cows, protesters, and — of course — cheese

January 2014
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
A Flu Vaccine That’s Always in Season:
A single shot to thwart all flu viruses may be within reach

November 2013
MEDIUM
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?

October 2013
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Why Whooping Cough Vaccines Are Wearing Off
DOUBLE XX SCIENCE
Two Moms Talk About Pertussis: When your newborn catches whooping cough, your life is forever changed.

September 2013
MODERN FARMER
From Factory Farm to Organic Icon: Will Harris III grew up on conventional farming. But now his family's legacy is anything but.
WIRED
Unchecked Bugs: Censorship Doesn’t Just Stifle Speech — It Can Spread Disease

August 2013
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Rethinking Rabies: Some rabies infections may not be lethal, but be especially wary of dog bites.

July 2013
NATURE
Antibiotic resistance - the last resort: Health officials are watching in horror as bacteria become resistant to one of the last drugs on the shelf.

APRIL 2013
MEDIUM 
Boston at a distance, in the dark
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Shock to the System: During sepsis, the body attacks itself. Researchers are working on new ways to fight back.

MARCH 2013 
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
The New Medical Monitoring: Mobile phones and tiny sensors are helping define health trends.
ANNALS OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE 
NIH Launches Emergency Care Research Center, Challenges Remain

FEBRUARY 2013
WEBINAR
 "Superbugs: The Quest for Drug Developers," for the American Chemical Society

DECEMBER 2012
SLATE
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.
Dengue, AKA "Breakbone Fever," Is Back: The vicious virus has re-established itself in the South, and mosquitoes are carrying it north.

NOVEMBER 2012
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Virtues of the virtual autopsy: Medical imaging offers new ways to examine the deceased.

SEPTEMBER 2012
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Clean Sweep: Hospitals bring janitors to the front lines of infection control.

AUGUST 2012
ANNALS OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
CMS Head CT Rule Under Fire

JULY  2012
THE ATLANTIC, ABC NEWS and the FOOD & ENVIRONMENT REPORTING NETWORK
Drug resistance, industrial chicken, and 8 million UTIs: 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

JUNE 2012
SELF
The Dangerous Superbugs Hiding in Your Dinner: Farmers helped create drug-resistant bacteria. Government ignored the problem. Antibiotic-resistant foodborne illness is increasing, and deadly.

 

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