I am a science journalist who writes about health, medicine and LGBTQ+ communities. More specifically, my passion lies in deep-dive and investigative pieces on health disparities faced by disadvantaged populations and health care discrimination against transgender and queer people.
My work has appeared in Audubon Magazine, High Country News, Kaiser Health News, Knowable Magazine, Science Magazine, Slate, Smithsonian Magazine, WIRED and more. I’ve covered stories about how the pandemic exacerbated the suicide crisis in rural Colorado, emerging research on what happens to the brain after a concussion and how Medicaid and insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act often don’t cover the basics, including injectable estrogen, needed by many trans Americans.
Before becoming a journalist, I was a research assistant at Boston Children’s Hospital where I managed a clinical study on the nasty headaches that appear after a concussion. I quickly realized that, although I love the brain, I enjoy talking about it far more than studying it.
Originally from New England — and always a New Englander at heart — I now live in Colorado with my wife, two dogs, two cats and countless plants. I spend my free time hiking, skiing, trail running and cuddling up beside the fireplace I wish we had.