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Anna Kuchment

Health and Medical Editor


Anna Kuchment is The Boston Globe's health and medical editor. Prior to joining the Globe, she spent 14 years as a writer and editor at Newsweek magazine, a senior editor at Scientific American and a science enterprise reporter at The Dallas Morning News, where she covered COVID, climate change, health disparities, concussions in rodeo cowboys, paleontology, the rise of earthquakes triggered by oil and gas production and many other subjects. She holds a Master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and was a 2021-2022 KSJ Project Fellow at MIT. In 2011 she published her first book, The Forgotten Cure, about a group of biotech startups racing to turn an old-world medicine called phage therapy into a treatment for antibiotic-resistant infections. She is now finishing Shaky Ground, co-written with Boston College environmental historian Conevery Bolton Valencius, which traces the rise of human-induced earthquakes in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and other energy rich states. That book will come out in 2025 with University of Chicago Press. After many years away, she is thrilled to return to her hometown, where she grew up in Allston and Cambridge after her family immigrated from the former Soviet Union.