Health and science

I have reported on health and public policy issues regarding HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, harm reduction, and opioid addiction for a variety of publications, including A&U, ATTN, and UNDARK.


Las Vegas gets syringe vending machines. From ATTN:, May 2017.



Cincinnati Exchange Project offers needles and hope for harm reduction. From A&U, December, 2015.


How gay and bi men could get hep C from sex. From A&U, October, 2017.


Mind the gaps. New federal program aims to cover more hep C patients. From A&U, December, 2015.


Red state blues. Activists demand needle exchange programs to combat hepatitis crisis in rural America. From A&U, July, 2015.


PREP school. Finding doctors who understand Truvada takes work. From A&U, July, 2015.


What’s the matter with Indiana? The IV drug crisis leads to a spike in HIV and HCV in the heartland. From A&U, June, 2015.


Do one thing. Community-based outreach links people to hepatitis testing and care. From A&U, June, 2015.


Condoms and corrections. California’s controversial new law to provide safer-sex tools to prisoners. From A&U, March, 2015.


Blood simple. Facing pressure, the FDA changes its blood ban policy… but just a little. From A&U, January, 2015.


Hepatitis care cascade. A new focus on cascade of care seeks to expand screening & treatment for HCV. A&U, November 2014.


The price of zero. Drug policies in former Soviet republics like Georgia are spiking HIV and HCV rates. A&U, August, 2014.