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.

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One little drop of your blood may someday predict how long you’ll live

One little drop of your blood may someday predict how long you’ll live

Scientists are working on signposts that could help you figure out how to age better.

When Calif. builders dig, paleontologists are there to bag the fossils — even whales

State law requires fossil protection, which is good for San Diego’s natural history museum.

On the Virginia Capital Trail, bike through 400 years of history in 52 miles

On the Virginia Capital Trail, bike through 400 years of history in 52 miles

Explore 44 historical markers, plus battlefields and plantations — with almost no hills.

If Clinton or Trump were too sick to be president, we’d already know it

If Clinton or Trump were too sick to be president, we’d already know it

A certain amount of snooping into candidates’ health is still worthwhile.