Professional Experience

Executive Editor, FDAnews, January 2012 to present. Edit weekly, biweekly and monthly publications on medical devices and diagnostics news, device GMP, international pharma and device regulations and clinical research. Oversee free daily e-zine and tweets on device industry news and weekly online device supply chain update. Supervise staff of five reporters, providing guidance on story development, writing style and source utilization. Develop marketing copy for subscription newsletters.

Editor, International Pharmaceutical Regulatory Monitor and International Medical Device Regulatory Monitor, FDAnews, October 2011 to January 2012. Developed stories and wrote copy for monthly newsletters covering global drug and device regulatory and policy developments. Wrote Food & Drug Letter, a biweekly newsletter for drug industry executives.

Freelance Writer, 1986 to present. Produced articles on medicine and healthcare issues for Reuters Health Information, The Washington Post health section,, Burke PatchDiscover, Physicians Weekly, New Physician, Medicine & Health, Pharmacy Today, Washington Drug Letter, Health Business, various Thompson Publishing health newsletters, American Group Practice Journal, Business & HealthMaturity News Service, NSF Report of the National Science Foundation, Faulkner & Gray healthcare sourcebooks, and Journal of American Health Policy. Have also appeared in Washington Window and Washington, D.C. City Paper. Wrote press releases for the Institute of Medicine, and produced work on contract for Howard Hughes Medical Institute, National Health Council, Health Industry Manufacturers Association (now AdvaMed), and Inova Health System.

Writer/editor, Parexel Consulting, January 2011 to October 2011 (on contract). Conferenced with consulting staff on issues affecting the biopharmaceutical industry and prepared articles and white papers for industry on biosimilars, companion diagnostics and designing drug development plans to support parallel FDA-CMS approval, among other topics. Edited articles and reports.

Editor, International Pharmaceutical Regulatory Monitor and International Medical Device Regulatory Monitor, FDAnews, March 2006 to May 2009 (on contract). Produced monthly newsletters covering global developments in drug and device regulations and and policy.

Editor, Medical Utilization Management, Faulkner & Gray, Inc., 1998 to 1999 (on contract). Wrote copy for eight-page bimonthly newsletter covering healthcare costs, data analysis, provider profiling, and quality.

Editor, Managed Pharmaceutical Report, Capitol Publications, 1994 (on contract). Produced 12-page monthly newsletter on emerging managed pharmaceutical market.

Executive Editor, F-D-C Reports, 1984 to 1986. In charge of all levels of production for three weekly newsletters: The Gray Sheet (medical devices and diagnostics), The Blue Sheet (biomedical research) and The Beige Sheet (health policy and reimbursement). Supervised staff of 10 editors and reporters.

Managing Editor, The Gray Sheet, F-D-C Reports, 1979 to 1984. Responsible for staff of four reporters and production of weekly newsletter on medical device and diagnostics industry. Beat included FDA, Capitol Hill, Securities and Exchange Commission, and healthcare investment firms.

Editor, AGC Newsletter, Associated General Contractors of America, 1977 to 1979. Wrote monthly member newsletter and press releases, and dealt with media inquiries.

Public Relations Assistant, Monsanto Company, 1976 to 1977. Provided public relations support and prepared press releases for Monsanto’s Washington, D.C. office.

Assistant Editor, PMA Newsletter, Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association, 1973 to 1975. Covered FDA and Capitol Hill and for weekly newsletter. Drafted press releases, answered correspondence and performed other jobs as needed for busy public affairs office.


University of Pennsylvania. BA, political science.


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