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...

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@WhitneyMcKnight — 409 followers, 1,795 tweets

"There is some irony ... that I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office and a man who has repeatedly preyed on young girls campaigns for the Senate with the full support of his party." https://t.co/AeYp2czHM7
‘It’s about love’: Battling a brain tumor, a man finds resilience through storytelling  https://www.statnews.com/2017/11/20/resilience-storytelling/  via @statnews
How will the US return from its slide into autocracy, if it does at all?  https://nyti.ms/2hMGVBg 
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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.