My Credentials as a Journalist

My work has received praise from author and neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks;  Dr. Kay Jamison (An Unquiet Mind);  Sydney Schanberg (The Killing Fields), author Barbara Ehrenreich (she taught one of my articles — undercover in a psychiatric hospital — in her grad school journalism class at Berkeley); and Dr. David Biro (The Language of Pain: Finding Words, Compassion, and Relief ) – – he teaches one of my articles in his course on medicine and literature at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in New York

My articles have been cited in the following books: 

 Noonday Demon by Andrew Solomon (National Book Award winner, Pulitzer finalist)

The Sorrows of Empire by Chalmers Johnson (professor emeritus of the University of California, San Diego.  CIA consultant and long time director of the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of California, Berkeley)

Transforming Madness: New Lives for People Living with Mental Illness by Jay Neugeboren

North Korea, South Korea: U.S. policy at a time of crisis by John Feffer

Global Ethnography: forces, connections, and imaginations in a postmodern world by Michael Burawoy

 America Town: building the outposts of empire by Mark L. Gillem

Perspectives:  Introduction to Social Work (article reprinted), edited by Christine Lowery

Blood Evidence: how DNA is revolutionizing the way we solve crimes by Henry C. Lee and Frank Tirnady

My work has also been recognized and cited by Marian Wright Edelman (president and founder of the Children’s Defense Fund); Amnesty International; Human Rights Watch; Columbia Journalism Review (they published a four page profile discussing my career); The Poynter Institute; The Village Voice; Business Week;; The Boston Globe; The Atlanta Journal-Constitution; New York Press; Vice Magazine; The Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy; The Hip-Hop Network; Mainichi Shimbun (a national Japanese newspaper); MBC (a national Korean television network); and The National Family Caregivers Association forum.


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