I'm a writer and editor who focuses on science, technology, and sustainability.
Most recently, I worked as an executive editor at Springer Nature, the global publishing company, where I co-led efforts to launch a publishing and events program around on grand challenges in global health and sustainability.
Previously, I worked as a senior editor at two magazines: Discover and Mechanical Engineering. At Discover, a edited and top-edited feature stories and columns on a variety of scientific topics. At Mechanical Engineering, the flagship magazine of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, I edited and wrote stories covering mechanical engineering, bioengineering, energy, advanced manufacturing, the Internet of Things, and pretty much any technology that moves.
Earlier in my career, I was a long-time freelance science journalist. I wrote for many national publications, including Discover, Popular Science, Smithsonian, New Scientist, Audubon, Nature Conservancy magazine, Reader's Digest, Women's Health and many others. His magazine feature articles have ben anthologized in The Best of Technology Writing and have won several awards.
I was also a long-time contributing correspondent for Science magazine, and I'm the coauthor, with Paul Epstein, MD, of Harvard Medical School, of Changing Planet, Changing Health, the first book on the human health impacts of climate change. I've spoken about climate change, health and sustainability, and careers in science writing, at universities, medical centers, and civic groups. I have also taught science writing at Indiana University.
Before launching my journalism career, I earned a doctorate in biology from The Johns Hopkins University, and conducted research in biochemistry and microbiology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. When I'm not pursuing my journalistic passions or reading for work or pleasure, I like hiking, biking, live music and t’ai chi. I live in Jersey City, New Jersey.