Karen Weintraub

Karen Weintraub

Freelance Health and Science Journalist

Karen Weintraub is an independent health/science journalist, writing regularly for The New York Times, USA Today, Scientific American, and other publications. She has reported on recent outbreaks of Zika, Ebola, and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, as well as topics such as cancer, genetics, and mental health. She also teaches journalism at Boston University and the Harvard Extension School and has written two books and two e-books with Harvard doctors. Before freelancing, she spent 20 years in daily journalism, most recently as deputy health/science editor at The Boston Globe. She spent the 2008-2009 academic year as a Knight Science Journalism Fellow, auditing science classes at Harvard and MIT.

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