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I am a freelance writer focusing on science, health, nutrition, and parenting, and my work has been published in both print and online outlets. Some links to my work:

The New York Times

Health reporting for the New York Times Well page:

Do DHA Supplements Make Babies Smarter? (The New York Times, online and print, 3/30/17)

Doctors No Longer Rush to Cut the Umbilical Cord (The New York Times, 3/2/17)

When Kids Are in the Bed: The Ups and Downs of Co-Sleeping (The New York Times, 8/24/16)

Ask Well columns for the New York Times (responses to reader questions)

Should I Take a Vitamin for Brittle Nails? (The New York Times, online and print, 3/3/17)

Do Dairy Foods Cause Mucus Production? (The New York Times, 2/24/17)

Are Fat Cells Forever? (The New York Times, 2/17/17)

Can Psychiatric Medications Blunt the Mother-Baby Bond? (The New York Times, print and online, 12/30/16)

Can a Child Drink Too Much Milk? (The New York Times, print and online, 10/21/16)

Can You Safely Lose Weight While Breast-Feeding? (The New York Times, print and online, 9/2/16)


Health and Science reporting for the Washington Post:

Updated guidelines on infant sleep highlight danger of parents’ tiredness (Washington Post, print and online, 10/24/16)

Parenting articles for the Washington Post:

Parenting in the age of genetic testing, from the author of ‘The Gene Machine’ (Q&A, Washington Post, 2/28/17)

Seven things I wish I’d known before I had a miscarriage (Washington Post, 10/18/16)

In a world of overwhelming internet advice, here are 8 things parents should know (Washington Post, 10/26/15)


For Medical Examiner, at Slate:

Could a Breathable Mattress Help Your Baby Avoid SIDS? (Slate, 8/25/16pdxparent_Fin-OL-MedBlue

Print magazine features:

Science Squad (PDX Parent, print, January 2017)

The Science of Sleep (PDX Parent, print, 12/29/15)


You can see a list of my academic publications at my Linkedin profile.


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