Science and Medical Journalism Program Bios
Tom Linden, M.D.
Tom Linden, M.D., is director of the Science and Medical Journalism Program and Glaxo Wellcome Distinguished Professor of Medical Journalism in the school. Faculty from both the MJ-School and the Gillings School of Global Public Health teach required courses in the master's program. A number of distinguished guest lecturers also work with the program's students.
If you're interested in reading a new book that offers how-to tips for aspiring medical journalists, check out the "The New York Times Reader: Health & Medicine" (2011, CQ Press) by Dr. Linden. For more information about educational opportunities in science and medical journalism, read Dr. Linden's article, "Learning To Be a Medical Journalist," in Nieman Reports. You can also read an essay by Dr. Linden in the journal Electronic News about ethical issues raised by television doctors reporting on the Haitian earthquake.
Jan J. Yopp
Walter Spearman Professor of Journalism