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

Pediatrician is at the center of storms on child abuse

By , Globe Staff

Alice Newton, a doctor at MGH, is admired by many but reviled in some legal circles.

Patrick Kennedy defends book about family’s problems

By , Globe Staff

Kennedy’s remarks came after his brother, Ted Kennedy Jr., said the new book is an “inaccurate and unfair portrayal of our family.”

A look at Bella before she was Baby Doe

By , and Nestor Ramos , Globe Staff

Bella Bond was in many ways a typical toddler. But her young life was hanging by a thread.

Report calls for research on how SSI funds are granted

By , Globe Staff

State-to-state variations in funding may bolster critics who argue that the SSI program has morphed into a loosely monitored alternative welfare program.