I write and edit content for universities and other research institutions, primarily on biomedical and business management topics. I've produced features, profiles, newsletter articles, white papers, blog posts, and case studies on subjects ranging from pain treatment to bankruptcy regulations.
Clients have included Stanford University, UC Berkeley, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, Yale School of Management, and the NIH's Center for Cancer Research.
Conflict of Interest Statement: From 2015-17, I wrote for corporate clients who were involved in drug development and genetic analysis (primarily for biomedical research). To avoid conflicts of interest, I currently do not report as a journalist on drug development or human health-related genetics. A detailed list of my potential COIs is available upon request.
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford
I wrote articles about new facilities and initiatives for the hospital's quarterly Physician Update newsletter, targeted at referring physicians. Some sample articles:
U.S. National Institutes of Health's Center for Cancer Research
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Stanford School of Medicine
I produced updates on the pediatric, obstetrics, and pain management divisions for the anesthesia department's annual report.
U.S. Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
As a contract writer for Pixel Theory, I produced content on topics such as liver disease, orphan drugs, and biosimilars for a company that runs clinical trials for pharmaceutical firms. These materials included white papers, newsletter articles, case studies, and webinar abstracts; I also worked with the client's scientists on blog posts. Some examples:
I wrote articles about discoveries linking specific genes to cancer for a company that aimed to connect patients with clinical trials.
Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management
I write regularly for the online publication Kellogg Insights. Some samples:
Yale School of Management
I write regularly for the online publication Yale Insights, and a complete list of my articles is available here. Some samples:
Civic education through social networks (Stanford Social Innovation Review)
In Kenya, civic education programs reached 4.5 million people in advance of the 2002 election
Getting volunteers in the door (Stanford Social Innovation Review)
What are the biggest factors that affect recruiting nonprofit volunteers?
Science and Art
Art neuro (Stanford Magazine)
Alan Rorie's cerebral creations challenge viewers
The sounds of science (Stanford Magazine)
Composer Chris Chafe gives new meaning to synthesizing data
Painting and numbers (Harvard Magazine)
A mathematician plays art detective
Bang-up job (California, UC Berkeley)
Astronomers spot a new type of stellar explosion
The stars her destination (California, UC Berkeley)
A business major's epiphany leads her to become a NASA scientist
A physics community (Response, Seattle Pacific University)
At Berkeley, an alum helps students navigate a challenging field
Evidence of things unseen (Santa Clara Magazine, Santa Clara University)
Dark matter makes up 85 percent of the material in our universe, yet scientists have never seen it. That's why physicist Betty Young is looking — right here on Earth
Sweet science (Research & Creative Activity, Indiana University)
Chemists untangle the secrets of sugar
U.S. Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory
I worked as a Research Communications Fellow at INL for six months in 2008, writing press releases and website features about lab research in energy, engineering, disaster response, and archaeology. I also wrote and produced podcasts for the INL iTunes channel. Some samples:
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