I am David Brown, a writer living in Baltimore.  From 1991 to 2013 I was a science reporter at The Washington Post, writing about medicine, public health, epidemiology and the life sciences, and occasionally about history and art.  I am also a physician trained in internal medicine who worked as a clinical instructor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine until July 2014.  I am a native of Framingham, Massachusetts, and a graduate of Amherst College.