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

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.

Oregon scientists get stem cells from cloned human embryos

Oregon scientists get stem cells from cloned human embryos

A research team in Oregon has produced embryonic stem cells from cloned human embryos.

Four bugs found to be key causes of childhood diarrhea worldwide

Four bugs found to be key causes of childhood diarrhea worldwide

Four bugs cause about 40 percent of childhood diarrhea, fatal to 800,000 children a year globally, study finds.