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

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.

Former reporter aims to bring attention to Huntington’s disease

Former reporter aims to bring attention to Huntington’s disease

At risk but without symptoms, he wants others with the fatal genetic illness to be ready for research.