I've written about the science of the racial empathy gapthe dark side of DNA evidence, the health impact of stop-and-frisk, the closing of trauma centers in places that need them the most, and outdated transplant policies that are killing people with HIV. I've argued that society not genetics causes racial health disparities and that a lack of x-rays is a public health emergency. I also wrote an oral history of a Florida death row warden who participated in one of the grisliest executions in US history, only to seek redemption as a death penalty abolitionist. I am a regular contributor to VICE's health channel, Tonic.

You can contact me through twitter or email at Jason_Silverstein [at] hms.harvard.edu.