I love emergency medicine and all its side branches that I work in: critical care medicine aboard a rescue helicopter, medical direction for a national lifeguarding service, medical ultrasound, medicolegal reviewing, and science writing. My educational background started with a biology degree at Johns Hopkins University, where I stayed for a Masters in Science Writing, then medical school at the University of Chicago. I trained in emergency medicine at Los Angeles County Hospital + USC, and have I’ve spent the past 15 years working in an underserved region of New Zealand. Over the years I’ve held elected positions on a district health board as well as on the executive board of a national worker’s union, worked as a surf life saver, and served on a school board. I now write mostly when I feel I have to speak up: over issues of public health, poverty, and our growing wealth gap.
All of the opinions on this site are mine alone. I do not speak on behalf of any organisation or group.
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