The Atlantic

Cancer supertests are here” — The Atlantic (2024)

The peer-review dilemma” — The Atlantic (2023)

What does it mean to die of heat?” — The Atlantic (2023)

Elizabeth Holmes isn’t fooling anyone” — The Atlantic (2023)

The FDA’s New ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Policy for Blood Donation” — The Atlantic (2023)

The inflated risk of vaccine-induced cardiac arrest” — The Atlantic (2023)

COVID science is moving backwards” — The Atlantic (2022)

Medium COVID could be the most dangerous COVID” — The Atlantic (2022)

Monkeypox doesn’t need to be renamed” — The Atlantic (2022)

We’re testing for monkeypox the wrong way” — The Atlantic (2022)

Long COVID could be a “Mass Deterioration Event” — The Atlantic (2022)

How a SIDS study became a media train wreck” — The Atlantic (2022)

Stop saying vaccines don’t work for the immunocompromised” — The Atlantic (2022)

Get ready for a wave of missed infections” — The Atlantic (2022)

COVID won’t end up like the Flu. It will be like smoking” — The Atlantic (2022)

Stop wasting COVID tests, people” — The Atlantic (2022)

Jen Psaki’s rapid-testing gaffe is not as simple as it seems” — The Atlantic (2021)

Theranos and COVID-19 testing are mirror-image cautionary tales” — The Atlantic (2021)

Not even a pandemic could settle one of medicine’s greatest controversies” — The Atlantic (2021)

The FDA is a melting iceberg” — The Atlantic (2021)

The doctors who bet their patients’ lives on COVID-19 test results” — The Atlantic (2021)

Scientific publishing is a joke” — The Atlantic (2021)

Boston Globe

Ousting doctors for bad opinions is bad medicine” — Boston Globe (2024) [pdf]

The AI doctor will charge you now” — Boston Globe (2023) [pdf]

Ideas conversation: Has public health gotten too political?” — Boston Globe (2022)

“We need an overdiagnosis awareness month” — Boston Globe (2016) [pdf]


Stop ignoring the evidence on Covid-19 treatments” — WIRED (2021)

There should be a Nobel Prize for vaccine logistics” — WIRED (2021)

Republicans are p-hacking the Supreme Court” — WIRED (2020)

The vaccines are coming. It’s time to call your mom” — WIRED (2020)

“The free-market approach to this pandemic isn’t working” — WIRED (2020)


Med ed is ‘rotten,’ says outspoken doc on a quest for reform” — Medscape (2021)

“How medicine did harm with anecdotal data” — Medscape (2020)

“Will coronavirus restrictions lead to more advanced cancers?” — Medscape (2020)

“My son didn’t recognize me: The rootless life of medical trainees” — Medscape (2020)

“Confessions of a High-Yield Doctor” — Medscape (2019)

“Two truths and a lie about pathology” — Medscape (2019)

“No, medical errors are not the third leading cause of death” — Medscape (2019)

“To maintain trust in science, lose the peer review” — Medscape (2019)

BMJ Opinion

“Are medical errors a huge problem that’s simple to fix?” — BMJ Opinion (2018)

“Theranos’ dystopian vision lives on” — BMJ Opinion (2018)

“Could a postmortem communication conference improve doctor-patient relations?” — BMJ Opinion (2018)

“The dog whistle medicine of the anti-vaccine movement” — BMJ Opinion (2018)


“Is there a conflict of interest behind your cancer diagnosis?” — STAT (2017)

“How the ‘alt’ is polarizing, and harming, medicine” — STAT (2016)

“We are not viruses: Don’t limit gay men from donating blood” — STAT (2016)

Retraction Watch

“Statisticians clamor for retraction of paper by Harvard researchers they say uses a nonsense statistic” — Retraction Watch (2019)

“Just how common is positive publication bias? Here’s one researcher who’s trying to figure that out” — Retraction Watch (2019)

“Will scientific error checkers become as ubiquitous as spell-checkers?” — Retraction Watch (2019)

“Should journals credit eagle-eyed readers by name in retraction notices?” — Retraction Watch (2019)

Story covered in The Boston Globe, “On second thought”

“Can a ‘nudge’ stop researchers from using the wrong cell lines?” — Retraction Watch (2019)


“Anatomy of a predator” — The Pathologist Magazine (2019)

“Does cancer screening save more lives overall? Not necessarily” — WBUR (2017)

“Pathologists predicted the Theranos debacle, but their voices were missing from most news coverage” — Health News Review (2018)

“On the long road to media health, new AMA guidelines are a step in the right direction” — Health News Review (2018)

“Cancer diagnosis? Why calling your pathologist might be a good idea” — Healthy Debate (2017)

“When doctors succumb to malignant relativism” — Undark Magazine (2017)

Letter on immigration ban and teaching hospitals — Los Angeles Times (2017)

“Bad lessons from Dr. Oz” — Chicago Tribune (2014)