Patricia Wen

Wen writes mostly about social service, family and health issues. She has twice been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, once for feature writing and also as part of a team for national reporting. A Harvard graduate, Wen has also twice won the Casey Medal for coverage of children and family issues.

Latest stories

Robel Phillipos defense focuses on marijuana’s effects

By , Globe Staff

The final witness for the defense testified that marijuana would have affected Robel Phillipos’s “storage and retrieval of memories.’’

Michael Dukakis testifies in defense of Tsarnaev friend

By , Globe Staff

The former Mass. governor says he and his wife are longtime family friends of Robel Phillipos’s mother.

Phillipos was ‘extremely out of it,’ witness says

By Patricia Wen , Globe Staff

A friend of Robel Phillipos testified that he and Phillipos smoked copious amounts of marijuana, which can lead to “memory gaps.”

Tsarnaev friend willing to testify in bombing trial, lawyer says

By and , Globe Staff

Azamat Tazhayakov could tell jurors about “comments’’ Dzhokhar Tsarnaev made during their friendship, Tazhayakov’s lawyer said.