My Work

I am a writer and editor with nearly ten years of experience creating independent and branded journalistic content about health, law, and education, for the web, print, email, and social media. My goal is to turn what seems complex, intimidating, or just plain boring into engaging, entertaining, and relatable prose by peeling the layers of business jargon, academese, and other abstruse prose, and drawing out the real news or story. Check out my clips below from 2007 to the present, and read my travel writing.

Journalism

Shining a Light on Hidden Medical Research Pacific Standard. 4-22-15. Many negative clinical trials of medical treatments never make it to publication in academic journals, seriously skewing evidence doctors and patients use to make health decisions.

Gambling with America’s Health Pacific Standard. 9-15-14. A growing movement of activists, academics, lawyers, and former gambling addicts argue gambling is not a personal, moral failing but a public health problem.

When the Prescription Becomes the Problem Columbia University Medical Center Newsroom. 8-26-13. An article that traces the origins of America's prescription opioid epidemic.

Young Ex-BigLaw Attorneys Succeed with Own Boutique Law360. 10-27-10. After testing the BigLaw waters, three associates in their early 30s made the risky move of launching a boutique firm. Five years later, they prove the options are broader than the big-firm route for young attorneys who want to succeed while doing interesting trial work. 

'Squawk Box' Defendants Denied Bid For New Trial Forbes, via Law360. 7-26-10.

Land O'Lakes Settles Egg Antitrust Action For $25M Forbes, via Law360. 7-8-10.

All Eyes on J&J As FDA Tests Criminal Powers Law360. 6-9-10. A criminal investigation is the latest sign the FDA is willing to hold corporate execs' feet to the fire in its efforts to crack down on manufacturing violations.

Sotheby's Can Pursue CNet Founder's Assets Forbes, via Law360. 6-4-10.

Report Urges Firms To Cut Hours, Pay Instead Of Jobs Law360. 10-22-09. In a climate of layoffs, corporate firms should consider reducing attorneys' hours and salaries rather than cutting them entirely, according to a new report by Balanomics, a group of attorneys from corporate legal offices and law firms.

Uncertainties Around Charters' Special Education Role News 21. 7-30-09. Through the lens of one Washington, D.C., family, this piece investigates what was then a rumored but little-explored issue of charter schools shirking their obligation to educate special education students by counseling them out or even expelling them.

Superdelegate Profile: Casa Blanca’s Jerome Wiley Segovia and Meet An American Samoa Superdelegate: A Beauty Contest Judge Huffington Post. 3-3-08 and 3-28-08. In the 2008 Democratic presidential primary, we all learned a new word: superdelegate. I profiled two of them, a leader in the Latino community who got into politics through the Howard Dean campaign, and an American Samoan beauty pageant judge.

Opinion

Is an Unequal Society the Cause for Teen Depression and Suicide? Medium. 4-20-15

Time To Put Rezko To Rest Huffington Post. 3-18-08.

Brand/Corporate Journalism

Conference Panel: Urban Health Panelists Urge Collaboration Interdisciplinary Association for Population Science blog. 10-4-2017.

Linking Health & Education in the Earliest Years NYU School of Medicine Population Health website. 9-27-17.

Moving from Research to Action: A Report on the Health And…Racial Equity & Urban Well-Being Conference Interdisciplinary Association for Population Science blog. 9-18-2017.

Modern Healthcare: Reaching Black Men in Barbershops Helps Promote Colorectal Cancer Screening NYU School of Medicine Population Health website. 7-27-17.

Public Health and Housing Leaders Share Strategies for Reducing Inequality, Improving Urban Well-Being NYU School of Medicine Population Health website. 6-14-17.

Stark Consequences for Low-Income Patients in New York if Affordable Care Act is Repealed, Says Panel NYU School of Medicine Population Health website. 4-19-17.

Bringing Population Health Into Medical Education Interdisciplinary Association for Population Science blog. 4-17-17.

By Creating a Trusted Place, a Pastor Helped Save the Lives of Black Men in NYC NYU School of Medicine Population Health website. 3-17-17.

Ebola Response Highlights Health Inequity and Power of Fear, Panel Says NYU School of Medicine Population Health website. 2-24-17.

Marketwatch: Research Team Builds Ties to Reduce Diabetes for New York City’s Bangladeshi Community NYU Langone Health website. 1-7-17.

NIH Director's Blog: The Powerful Influence of Celebrity Endorsements on Youth NYU Langone Health website. 11-3-16.

Reuters: Kids Consume Sugary Drinks with Combo Meals NYU Langone Health website. 10-14-16.

Wall Street Journal: When Medical Imaging Does More Harm Than Good & What to Tell the Patient NYU Langone Health website. 8-29-16.

Mental Health Providers May Have Biases Columbia University Medical Center Newsroom. 3-17-14.

Bumps in the Road for Popular Pedestrian Program Columbia University Medical Center's Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention. 4-23-13.

Print

Programs to Improve Diets May Miss a Cultural Ingredient Two by Two: the Department of Epidemiology magazine, Columbia University Mailman School of Public HealthSpring 2015.

Mental Health is the Wrong Target Two by Two: the Department of Epidemiology magazine, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Annual Report 2014.

‘Big Push’ Global Health Initiatives are Popular, But Do They Work? Two by Two: the Department of Epidemiology magazine, Columbia University Mailman School of Public HealthSpring 2014.

Bringing ‘Consequentialism’ Back to Epidemiology Two by Two: the Department of Epidemiology magazine, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Spring 2014.

Spin Doctors? The Media, the Science, and the Hyping of Research Results Two by Two: the Department of Epidemiology magazine, Columbia University Mailman School of Public HealthMarch 2013.

The Public Health Crisis of Sexualized Violence Two by Two: the Department of Epidemiology magazine, Columbia University Mailman School of Public HealthMarch 2013

Does Medical Marijuana Lead to Increased Use Among Teens? Two by Two: the Department of Epidemiology magazine, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. February 2012

Press Releases

I've written press releases and coordinated media outreach in my role as communications manager for the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Health.

NYU Langone Launches Office to Enhance Hospitals’ Role in Improving Community Health 10-11-17.

Reaching Black Men in Barbershops Could Lead to Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer 7-25-17.

Expansion of Successful Online Population Health Resource Will Give More U.S. Cities Access to Key Health Data 6-26-17.

Music Stars Marketing Unhealthy Food & Beverage Products Majority of the Time 6-6-16.

Opioid Relapse Rates Fall with Long-Term Use of Medication for Adults Involved in Criminal Justice System 3-30-16.

Low-Cost Tool in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity: Water Dispensers in NYC Public Schools Associated with Student Weight Loss 1-19-16.

NYU Langone Enhances Patient Experience by Reducing Referrals to Rehab Facilities after Major Surgery 11-23-15.

Big Pharma Inconsistent with Disclosure of Information on Clinical Trials, New Study Finds 11-16-15.

Popular Hypertension Drugs Linked to Worse Heart Health Outcomes in Hypertensive African Americans Compared to Whites 9-15-15.

Amount of Time New Yorkers Spend Sitting Far Exceeds Healthy Levels 9-9-15.

Certain Preoperative Tests Still Common in U.S. Despite Low Value & High Costs 6-8-15.

Ethicists Propose Solution for U.S. Organ Shortage Crisis in JAMA 5-11-15.

Parents Often Misperceive Their Obese Children As “About the Right Weight” 5-6-15.

Opioid Relapse Rates Fall After Jail Release, According to Pilot Study 4-16-15.

Email

I've written and edited email content an email newsletter that goes out every two weeks in my role as communications manager for the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Health.

Barbershop Colorectal Cancer Program Shows Success 9-5-17.

Health And...Racial Equity and Urban Well-Being Conference 6-19-17.

New 9/11 Study Released, Faculty Member Works with Refugee Families 2-13-17.

City Health Dashboard Empowers Urban Leaders to Examine Health of Their Citizens, Take Action 1-23-16.

Any writing of a journalistic nature does not reflect the views of my employers.