Tracy Jan

Jan covers national politics as well as healthcare policy in the Washington bureau. Previously she was the Globe’s higher education reporter in Boston. She joined the Globe in 2004 and covered K-12 education, including the Boston Public Schools. Her work has won the National Headliner Awards. A Stanford University graduate, Jan began her career as a crime and courts reporter for The Oregonian.

Latest stories

Senator Ed Markey to visit Africa with Obama

By , Globe Staff

The move gives the Mass. senator a front-row seat on a history-making moment for America’s first African-American president.

Report on interrogation tactics roils academics

By , Globe Staff

American Psychological Association leaders helped draft policies that led to harsh interrogation techniques.

Big money hinges on rules for names of biotech generics

By , Globe Staff

What’s in a name? Billions upon billions of dollars in potential savings for US health insurers and consumers.

US funding on research could surge

By , Globe Staff

Some are concerned a bill that offers billions in grants to research institutions would weaken FDA scrutiny.