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I am a reporter at The Intercept. My recent work focuses on chemicals, health and the environment. Over the years, I’ve written about everything from educational segregation to the international black market for HIV medications, ferret owners, pyramid schemes and how support for mothers affects international fertility rates. In 2010, I wrote a book about family policy, which NPR called “A stinging account of how public policy and private businesses have failed to adapt to working mothers.”

I have written for numerous publications, including The Washington Post and The New York Times and I have been a contributing reporter at The American Prospect and The Nation. I’ve also worked as a public radio producer and taught journalism. And I’ve won a number of journalism awards over the years, including a National Headliner Award, and two Front Page Awards, as well as awards from the Society of Environmental Journalists, the American Public Health Association, and the Public Health Association of New York City.

You can reach me on Twitter or by email.