Critical thinking, thoughtful reporting about brain and mind...and other stuff on occasion. RTs aren't endorsements.

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Biography

I've spent most of my 25-year career orbiting around health care, but my passion is brain science--psychiatry, neuroscience, and other mental and behavioral health--and where it intersects health policy.

I have interviewed many of the most prestigious and leading thinkers in brain science, and am...

What was your first job as a journalist?

A CG operator for an NBC affiliate in upstate NY. (Does that count as journalism?)

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I was born in the 1960s. So, yeah.

How is social media changing news?

Good: conversations about events are organic, immediate, and a-plenty. Bad: people self-select the news they like to hear and not the rest.