I am a physician, engineer, epidemiologist, biostatistician, and award winning author who brings a unique, interdisciplinary perspective to managing, conducting, and interpreting scientific, medical, and engineering research. Fluent in the languages of medicine, technology, and mathematics, I can translate complex technical concepts for multiple audiences with excellent communication skills as a writer, teacher, and public speaker. I am also the founder and scientific director of Eco Logic Consulting.
I have taught at Tufts University School of Medicine, Harvard University School of Public Health, and the Medical College of Wisconsin and have served as an advisor to the EPA, CDC, NIH and the President’s Cancer Panel. My work has been featured in the New York Times and the London Times, and on Dateline NBC and the BBC. My first book, The Blue Death, received a Nautilus Gold Award and was named one of the Best Consumer Health Books of 2007 by the American Library Association. I am developing tools to improve the way we share and discuss scientific research through a new venture, DropCite.com.
Above all, I’m proud to have been the primary parent to my children, a journey that has taken us everywhere from the summit of Mt. Baker to the pediatric cancer ward. Everything I do, I do for our children.