Scott Allen

Scott Allen is editor of the Spotlight Team, the Globe’s investigative reporting unit. In more than 20 years at the Globe, he has covered the environment and medicine and served as the Globe’s Health and Science editor before becoming an investigative reporter in 2008. A graduate of Bowdoin College, he was also a journalism fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Latest stories


Should a surgeon run two operations at once?

By , , Liz Kowalcyzk and , Globe Staff

It is the root question in a battle pitting a star surgeon against a great hospital, MGH, and the conflict has put careers and reputations at risk.

US seeks testimony from ex-probation chief in new probe

By and , Globe Staff

The investigation is likely to focus on politicians who took part in the illegal hiring scheme run by John O’Brien, insiders said.

Critics blast BU doctor for child abuse defense

By Jenifer McKim , New England Center for Investigative Reporting

As an expert witness, Dr. Michael Holick has blamed a genetic disease rather than parental wrongdoing for bone fractures.

Homeowners billed for houses lost in foreclosure

By Jenifer McKim and Jess Aloe , New England Center for Investigative Reporting

An insurance industry practice has the potential to flatten tens of thousands of former homeowners as they get back on their feet.