I've been a journalist since the 1990s, starting my career as a metro newspaper reporter at several dailies, including the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. These days I primarily write for magazines and online publications about health and business, although I stray into related areas—science, psychology and human-interest stories.

My articles have been published in more than three dozen publications and counting, including Kaiser Health News, Health Affairs, STAT, Slate, Mosaic Science, Nature, and Texas Monthly. Some of my favorites: the science of lightning survivors and their injuries, the launch of a national sepsis prevention effort, the role of community paramedicine with hospice patients, the do-nothing dilemma for cancer patients and a profile of a hard-charging pediatric surgeon who won't permit spina bifida to slow her down. 

I grew up on the East Coast, where I studied political science at Wellesley College and later earned a master’s in journalism from American University. I’ve enjoyed numerous cross-country relocations since: South Texas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and a stint in Madrid on a journalism Fulbright.

I’m now settled in Fort Worth with my family and two Yin and Yang cats. When I can steal some time away from work, I play tennis, swim laps and ideally make a break for the beach. Feel free to contact me.