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.