David Brown
Reporter

David Brown, a journalist and physician, has been a staff writer for The Washington Post since 1991. He has covered medical research, the AIDS epidemic, clinical practice, medical ethics, epidemiology, global health, and numerous non-medical scientific subjects. He majored in American Studies at Amherst College, graduating in 1973. He worked as a reporter at The Greenwood (Miss.) Commonwealth and The Baltimore Sun before entering the Medical College of Pennsylvania, from which he graduated in 1987. He works four days a week at the Post and two-thirds of a day at a general internal medicine clinic in Baltimore supervising third-year medical students.

Latest by David Brown

Two siblings swim English Channel. A third falls short

Two siblings swim English Channel. A third falls short

The Wahls take on a tougher challenge than they imagined; one recovers after losing consciousness.

Three siblings want to swim the English Channel — a first

Three siblings want to swim the English Channel — a first

Success will mean enduring water too cold for most and having a mind-set that forces the body to keep on going.

The man who swam while partly unconscious

The man who swam while partly unconscious

Cold water presents a huge test of will, and some have died by forcing themselves to swim too long.

The press-release conviction of a biotech CEO

The press-release conviction of a biotech CEO

The case of Scott Harkonen raises questions about free speech and scientific research.