Author of Five Days at Memorial, New York Times Correspondent
"The Deadly Choices at Memorial" for The New York Times Magazine, August 25, 2009. Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, National Magazine Award, Dart Award for Journalism and Trauma, Sigma Delta Chi Award, National Headliner Award.
"The Ebola Ward," a series chronicling the Ebola outbreak from an American-run clinic in rural Liberia, for The New York Times.
"A Queens High Rise Where Fear, Death and Myth Collided" for The New York Times, December 19, 2012. At the Sand Castle apartment complex, the days after the storm included hardship, wild rumors — and the last hours of an 89-year-old veteran living alone. Mike Berger Award; Beat Reporting Award-Association of Health Care Journalists.
"Life and Death Choices as South Africans Ration Dialysis Care" for ProPublica, December 15, 2010.
Collected Stories for The New York Times
Stories on Hurricane Isaac for The Times-Picayune, summer, 2012.
"Citing Urgent Need, U.S. Calls on Hospitals to Hone Disaster Plans" for The New York Times, March 11, 2014.
Collected Stories for ProPublica
"Beyond Hurricane Heroics" for Stanford Medicine Magazine, summer 2013.
"India: Rationing in Disasters" and "South Africa: Rationing by Committee" for PRI's The World. Overseas Press Club Lowell Thomas Award; Excellence in Media Award-Global Health Council, Excellence in Health Care Journalism Award-Association of Health Care Journalists.
"Doctors face ethical decisions in Haiti" for PRI's The World, February 23, 2010.