Thanks for visiting Retraction Watch. I’m Ivan Oransky, Vice President, Editorial, at Medscape, and Distinguished Writer In Residence at New York University’s Carter Journalism Institute, where I teach medical journalism in the Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program. I’m also the president of the Association of Health Care Journalists. The views here do not necessarily represent those of any of those organizations.
In the past, I’ve been vice president and global editorial director of MedPage Today, executive editor of Reuters Health, managing editor, online, of Scientific American, deputy editor of The Scientist, and editor-in-chief of the now-defunct Praxis Post. For three years, I taught in the health and medicine track at the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism.
I earned my bachelor’s at Harvard, where I was executive editor of The Harvard Crimson, and my MD at the New York University of School of Medicine, where I hold an appointment as clinical assistant professor of medicine. In 2015, I was awarded the John P. McGovern Award for excellence in biomedical communication from the American Medical Writers Association, and in 2017, I received an honorary doctorate of civil laws from The University of the South (Sewanee).
For more on what this blog is about, see its first post and this interview transcript. Please also visit my other blog, Embargo Watch. Follow me on Twitter — @ivanoransky — or email me at email@example.com.