Rob Stein
Rob Stein
Reporter

Rob Stein is a national science reporter who focuses on health, medicine and biomedical research. Rob, who covered the SARS outbreak and the H1N1 pandemic. tracks the obesity epidemic, human embryonic stem cell research, breast cancer, genetics, drug safety, and other science and medical news. He specializes in the intersection of science, health, politics, social trends, ethics, and federal science policy. Rob started at the Post as the newspaper’s science editor, then switched back to reporting. Rob came to the Post from National Public Radio, where he edited science and health stories. Before NPR, Rob was a science reporter for United Press International in Boston, and then the wire service’s science editor in Washington. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Rob completed a journalism fellowship at the Harvard School of Public Health, a program in science and religion at the University of Cambridge and a summer science writer’s workshop at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass. He lives in Washington with his wife and their Bernese Mountain Dog.