Ivan Oransky

Ivan Oransky, M.D., is executive editor of Reuters Health and treasurer of the Association of Health Care Journalists' board of directors. He blogs at Embargo Watch and at Retraction Watch. Before taking his current position in June 2009, he was the managing editor for Scientific American’s online presence, deputy editor of The Scientist, co-editor in chief of Pulse, the medical student section of the Journal of American Medical Association, and of Praxis Post, an online magazine of medicine and culture. Co-author of The A-Z Symptom Answer Guide (McGraw-Hill, 2004), he has written for publications including the Boston Globe, The New Republic, and USA Today.

Before leaving medicine to become a full-time journalist, Oransky received his bachelor's degree from Harvard University, where he was executive editor of The Harvard Crimson, his medical degree from New York University, and completed an internship at Yale. He also holds appointments as an adjunct professor of journalism and clinical assistant professor of medicine at New York University. He lives in New York City and Northampton, Massachusetts.

Is the “disease model” sick – or just exhausted? (Ivan Oransky)

Science Kit for Ivan Oransky


Thanks for your interest in my talk on what's wrong with our disease model. Here's the post-game:

Predisease: When Does It Make Sense? (paywalled): http://epirev.oxfordjournals.org/content/33/1/122.abstract

PLoS Medicine's collection on disease-mongering: http://www.ploscollections.org/article/browseIssue.action?issue=info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fissue.pcol.v07.i02

TEDMED delegate Marya Zilberberg on "disease Astroturfing: http://evimedgroup.blogspot.com/2010/10/astroturfing-diseases.html

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