The world of publishing moves pretty fast--I'm constantly finding new projects that captivate my attention and imagination, and that interest lasts long after the stories have been published. Here are a handful of my recently-published pieces to give you a glimpse into what I'm telling my friends these days. For a more comprehensive list of subjects I've covered, check out my Writing page.
Around 2000, something strange happened with HIV/AIDS--it became the first disease to be considered an issue of national security. That shift allowed the US government to pour money into prevention and treatment and affected how we handle pandemics today.
If study populations are not diverse, doctors won't know how to recognize or treat disease in a way that works for everyone. So researchers are setting their sights on recruiting more diverse patients. That takes a surprising amount of finesse.
A vanishingly rare hummingbird shares the same fate as the indigenous tribe in the remote mountains of Colombia. What happens when the needs of people and conservation butt heads? I traveled to Colombia for this piece, which was a labor of love two years in the making.