Writing

Justice

"Trump Could Undo All the Progress We've Made on AIDS," VICE, March 13, 2017. 

"4 Obamacare Alternatives That Don't Suck," VICE, February 2, 2017. 

"Trump's Four Useless Alternatives to Obamacare," VICE, January 13, 2017. 

"Addicts Are Running Out of Places to Finish Their Recovery," VICE, December 12, 2016. 

"Inside Trump's Misguided Plan to Weaken the FDA," VICE, December 1, 2016. 

"What the End of Obamacare Means for All of Us," VICE, November 17, 2016. 

"How the Death of Obamacare Affects Those Who Aren't On It," VICE, November 17, 2016

"Why the Ashes of People with AIDS on the White House Lawn Matter," VICE, August 29, 2016

"The Dark Side of Eternal Life," Playboy, November 2015

"The search for a humane execution is flawed because there is no such thing," The Guardian, April 13, 2015

"The Paradox of Tolerance," Playboy, May 2015

"Ron McAndrew Is Done Killing People," Esquire, January 2014

"Seven Truths About DNA." Playboy. September 2013.

"The Dark Side of DNA Evidence," The Nation, April 15, 2013.

"Should Citizens Have the Right to Fire a Police Officer?" The Huffington Post. January 11, 2013.

"More Compassion, Less Police Force Against the Mentally Ill." The Huffington Post. January 3, 2013.

Molecular Suspects: Murder Genes and Mass Shootings.” Anthropology News. September 27, 2012.

DNA Shall Set You Free.” Anthropology News. November 30, 2012.

Bonds Beyond Blood:  DNA Testing and Refugee Family Reunification.” Anthropology News. April 2012.

Behold, the Isotope: Technologies of Biography and the UK Human Provenance Project.” GeneWatch. December 2011.

Race and Racism

"Genes Don't Cause Racial-Health Disparities, Society Does," The Atlantic, April 13, 2015.

"I Don't Feel Your Pain," Slate, June 27, 2013.

"How Discrimination Links Lives Together," PLOS Public Health Perspectives, March 19, 2013.

   Reposted at Huffington Post as "Racism Passes Health Risk Down Generations."

"How Racism Is Bad for Our Bodies," The Atlantic. March 12, 2013.

"Who Will Protect the Students from the Guards?" The Huffington Post. January 2, 2013.

Race – and Place – Matters for Health.” PLOS Public Health Perspectives. December 11, 2012.

Back to School and the Prison Pipeline.” The Huffington Post. September 4, 2012.

Stop and Frisk – and DNA Test?The Huffington Post. June 22, 2012.

NRA, Where Art Thou?The Root. May 16, 2012.

On Ending Racial Profiling in America.” The Huffington Post.  April 17, 2012.

Health

"Most of the World Doesn't Have Access to X-Rays," The Atlantic, September 27, 2016.

"Why This Man Was Refused a New Lung," The Atlantic. February 16, 2014.

"Treating the Village to Cure the Disease," The New York Times, November 6, 2013

"How Fracking Is Bad for Our Bodies," The Atlantic, October 8, 2013

"The Food Stamp Vaccine," PLOS Public Health Perspectives, October 7, 2013

"How the War on Drugs Punishes Those Who Suffer," PLOS Public Health Perspectives, September 5, 2013

"The Gun Violence Epidemic," PLOS Public Health Perspectives, July 25, 2013

"What Is the Health Impact of Fracking?," PLOS Public Health Perspectives, June 18, 2013.

"The Decline of Emergency Care," The Atlantic, April 26, 2013.

"More Treatment, Less War: The White House Drug Policy Reform," PLOS Public Health Perspectives, April 26, 2013.

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"The Public Health Problem of Anti-LGBT Bullying." PLOS Public Health Perspectives. February 12, 2013.

"Beyond Crime and Punishment." PLOS Public Health Perspectives. January 22, 2013.

   Reposted at Huffington Post as "How Mass Incarceration Threatens Public Health."

Making Elvis Mice: Why Madonna Has a DNA Team.” Anthropology News. October 24, 2012.

Pro-Life Advocates Should Support Family Planning.” The Huffington Post. August 15, 2012.