Senior Science Writer at STAT
Sharon Begley is the senior science writer at STAT, the life sciences publication of the Boston Globe. Previously she was the senior health & science correspondent at Reuters (2012-2015), the science editor and science columnist at Newsweek (2007 to 2011), and the science columnist at The Wall Street Journal (2002 to 2007). She is the author of the 2017 book Can’t Just Stop: An Investigation of Compulsions; co-author (with Richard J. Davidson) of the 2012 book The Emotional Life of Your Brain; author of the 2007 book Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain; and co-author (with Jeffrey Schwartz) of the 2002 book The Mind and the Brain. Begley is the recipient of numerous awards for her writing. Her STAT story “Gene Drive Gives Scientists Power to Hijack Evolution” (featured on Showcase) won the 2017 Victor Cohn Prize for Medical Science Reporting.