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Recent Fellows’ Work

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  • John Cutter, freelance health/aging writer, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Robert Davis, medical and science writer, USA Today
  • Fred de Sam Lazaro, correspondent, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer; executive producer; KTCA-Twin Cities Public Television, St. Paul, MN
  • Mason Essif, segment producer, HealthWeek-PBS, Washington, DC
  • Don Finley, science, medicine and environment editor, The San Antonio Express-News
  • Merrill Goozner, freelance journalist and associate professor of journalism, New York University
  • Andrew Julien, health/medical writer, The Hartford Courant
  • Madge Kaplan, Health Desk Editor/Boston Bureau Chief, Marketplace Radio/WGBH
  • Sarah Lunday, health care industry reporter, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram
  • Joan Mazzolini, investigative reporter, The Plain Dealer, Cleveland
  • Andy Miller, health care business reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • Charles Ornstein, health business reporter, The Dallas Morning News
  • Joe Palca, correspondent, science desk, National Public Radio
  • Jon Palfreman, senior producer, FRONTLINE
  • Christopher Ringwald, demographics and mental health reporter, The Times Union (Albany, NY)
  • Neil Rosenberg, senior medical reporter, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • Karl Stark, health care business reporter, The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Brenda Wilson, correspondent and editor for public health, healh policy and medicine, National Public Radio
  • Linda Wright Moore, editorial writer, The Philadelphia Daily News

John Cutter, freelance health/aging writer, St. Petersburg, FL
Project: Alzheimer’s disease–prevention research, access to new treatments, and the impact of the disease on patients and their families.

Forgetful, Fearing Alzheimer’s and Hoping for a Cure, New York Times, June 24, 2001.

Living with Alzheimer’s, Copley News Service, June 20, 2001.

Importing Prescription Drugs Potentially Dangerous Rx, Copley News Service, June 13, 2001.

‘Safe’ Does Not Mean ‘Risk-Free’ to FDA, Copley News Service, June 6, 2001.

Progress on Prescription Issue Will Require Give and Take, Copley News Service, February 07, 2001.


Robert Davis, medical and science writer, USA Today
Project: Variations in the nation’s emergency medical systems and their impacts on survival rates.

Speeding to the rescue can have deadly results, USA Today, March 21, 2002.

Health care, without question, USA Today, September 6, 2001.


Fred de Sam Lazaro, correspondent, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer; executive producer; KTCA-Twin Cities Public Television, St. Paul, MN
Project: The role of international medical graduates in providing health care in under-served urban centers and rural areas in the U.S.

Going Home: U.S.-trained foreign doctors and the countries they’ve left behind, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, August 23, 2002

Foreign Country Doctors: The effect of doctors with degrees from overseas institutions on the U.S. health care system, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, June 18, 2002.


Mason Essif, segment producer, HealthWeek-PBS, Washington, DC
Project: The e-revolution in health care–how the Internet is affecting access and quality of health information, communication between providers and patients, and medical commerce.

E-service Keeps Doctors, Patients in Touch, CNN, April 9, 2001.

A Reporter’s Notebook: Perspective on the April 2001 Fellows’ sitevisit to Cuba.


Don Finley, science, medicine and environment editor, The San Antonio Express-News
Project: Obesity in the U.S.

The Supersize Crisis: Obesity in America,, a six-part series, The San Antonio Express-News, December 8-15, 2002.


Merrill Goozner, freelance journalist and associate professor of journalism, New York University
Project: The sources and costs of pharmaceutical innovation.

Medicine as a Luxury, The American Prospect, Volume 13, Issue 1. January 1-14, 2001.


Andrew Julien, health/medical writer, The Hartford Courant
Project: The influence of social and economic forces on children’s health”

GenStress: A Landscape of Pain,” a four-part series, The Hartford Courant, December 15-18, 2002.


Madge Kaplan, Health Desk Editor/Boston Bureau Chief, Marketplace Radio/WGBH
Project: Investigating changes in the health care workforce and their impact on health care delivery and patient care.

When a Heart Rebels: How Health Care Got a Primary Nurse, WGBH, Boston.


Sarah Lunday, health care industry reporter, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Project: The impact of prescription drugs on the health care industry–financial, ethical, medical and political.

Alcon Receives Warning from FDA: Problems Involving Test Batches are Fixed, Drug Manufacturer Says, Dallas Morning News, December 9, 2000.


Joan Mazzolini, investigative reporter, The Plain Dealer, Cleveland
Project: VA health care–how well are veterans’ medical centers serving those who served us?

In Harm’s Way: Some 4 million veterans depend on the Veterans Affairs health system, but attempts to reform the system have been thwarted.


Andy Miller, health care business reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Project: Indoor air quality and its effects on health in the home and workplace.

Sick Buildings: A Special Report


Charles Ornstein, health business reporter, The Dallas Morning News
Project: The evolving role of employers in the health care system-what role should they play in providing benefits for employees, retirees and their families?

Pension Fund Giant Feels Bite of Medical Inflation: Heavyweight Faces Tougher Health Care Negotiations, Dallas Morning News, March 25, 2001.

Behind-scenes Look Shows How Firm Chose Health Plans, Dallas Morning News, December 24, 2000.

Sleuths Scope Out Benefits: GTE Seeks Quality at the Right Price, Dallas Morning News, December 24, 2000.

Experiments Shifting Decisions on Health-care Plans to Workers, Dallas Morning News, October 15, 2000.

Insurance Grew From a Luxury to Entitlement, Dallas Morning News, May 14, 2000.

Drowning In Expenses, Dallas Morning News, May 14, 2000.

Premiums Put Squeeze On Workers, Dallas Morning News, April 2, 2000.

Bridging Benefit Gaps, Dallas Morning News, April 2, 2000.

Texas Trying To Pass More Costs To State Workers, Dallas Morning News, April 2, 2000.


Jon Palfreman, senior producer, FRONTLINE
Project: The development, marketing, and pricing of prescription drugs.

The Other Drug War,” FRONTLINE, June 19, 2003.


Christopher Ringwald, demographics and mental health reporter, The Times Union (Albany, NY)
Project: The challenges and debate facing alcoholism and addiction treatment programs; what works, why, and how to measure results.

The Soul of Recovery: Uncovering the Spiritual Dimension in the Treatment of Addictions, Oxford University Press-USA 2002.


Neil Rosenberg, senior medical reporter, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Project: Differences in health care treatment due to race, gender and age

Racial Gaps Found in Access to Transplants, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 16, 2001.

Separate and Unequal: U.S. Practices a System of Medicine that Shortchanges Minorities and Women, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 16, 2001.

Racial Gaps Found in Access to Transplants, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 16, 2001.

Sources from Neil Rosenberg’s Project on Race, Gender and Age.


Joe Palca, correspondent, science desk, National Public Radio
Project: How clinical trials work-the ethical, medical, financial and societal issues involved

Clinical Drug Trials Helpful or Harmful? Dilemma of Using Drugs to Prevent Diseases in People Who are at Risk but Otherwise Healthy, Especially When the Drugs Have Serious Side Effects, National Public Radio, March 21, 2001.

Continuing Fight on Capitol Hill over a Patients Bill of Rights, National Public Radio, May 11, 2000.


Karl Stark, health care business reporter, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Project: The quality of medical care–what data can really help doctors provide high quality treatment, and help patients find good care?

In Philadelphia, Malpractice Awards have ‘Gone Haywire’, The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 16, 2000.

Medical Changes Proposed by Firms:A Group Representing Large Companies Says its Three Suggestions Could Save 60,000 Lives a Year, The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 16, 2000.

Taking the Pulse of Medicine: A Local Start-up Offers Ratings of Doctors and Hospitals on the Web. It Sells Them to Employers. The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 6, 2000.


Brenda Wilson, correspondent and editor for public health, health policy and mediciane, National Public Radio
Project: AIDS and HIV prevention efforts in South Africa=attitudes toward sexuality, Western medicine, death and disease-and the implications for the U.S.

Sisters Against AIDS, Heart and Soul, December/January 2001


Linda Wright Moore, editorial writer, The Philadelphia Daily News
Project: Disparities in health status and access to medical care between black and white Americans.

At the Heart of Race and Health Care, Philadelphia Daily News, November 27, 2000.

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