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

Tourists make time for a Philadelphia museum where felons did theirs

Tourists make time for a Philadelphia museum where felons did theirs

Now a museum, a famous Gothic Revival prison is aimed to inspire true penitence — hence, its name.

Robert de Gast, photographer who captured Chesapeake’s watermen, dies

Robert de Gast, photographer who captured Chesapeake’s watermen, dies

His book about oystermen and the bay’s last sail-powered fishing fleet has been called a masterpiece.

Hillwalking from sea to sea across Scotland

Hillwalking from sea to sea across Scotland

For two extreme — and magical — weeks, 300 ‘Challengers’ make their separate ways across the Highlands.

Deep in the heart of Big Bend National Park

Deep in the heart of Big Bend National Park

The stars at night are big and bright, and the hiking is challenging.