About

picture-166-1339368025Wendy Wolfson is a science writer based in Irvine, California. She covers innovation in biotechnology, medicine and healthcare.

She was a columnist for Chemistry & Biology (Cell Press), and freelance contributor to Nature Biotechnology, Science, Red Herring, The Lancet, Bio-IT World, Wired, The Boston Globe and CURE magazine. She has also written for magazines of Stanford University Medical School, UC Berkeley School of Engineering, University of Southern California, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), and Boston University, and contributed to Guide to Lifesciences in New England.

She is a member of the National Association of Science Writers (NASW) and the Association of Healthcare Journalists (AHCJ).  She has held fellowships from the California Endowment; the National Press Foundation; “Medicine in the Media” at the National Institutes of Health; Robert Bosch Stiftung, the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

She got her start writing commentaries for WBUR, the Boston NPR affiliate, about attempts to assemble a car with mail-order parts just like in that Johnny Cash song.

3 responses to “About

  1. I love your story. I’ve been experiencing the same symptoms and even have a son very similar to yours. Thank you. Your story really helped me.

  2. Dear Ms. Wolfson:

    Your article about stress-induced heart disease should validate the experiences of many women whose symptoms are dismissed or misdiagnosed. A friend of mine died on her doorstep because her nausea was ignored; another’s post-tennis dizzy spells were properly treated – with an emergency quadruple bypass. My stress-worsened heart problem is under control because I forced doctors to listen, but it helped that I’m locally well-known for my articles about pediatric health problems. That my writing so circuitously helped my heart is a happy irony.

    I’m sure your son will continue to do well. You’ve fought the worst battles and won. One of my sons had a similar experience but when he was out of the grip of judgemental, inflexible, impatient so-called educators he progressed wonderfully. He’s now 36, happy, has a responsible and well-paying job, many friends, travels the world and is sweet and kind to me.

    Best regards,

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