PHYSICIAN, AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST
FRESH PERSPECTIVES ON PUBLIC HEALTH
My best WORK
On the covert harms of cancer screening (Medium/Elemental); on the black church and HIV (The New York Times); on #MeToo, midterms, and changing sex ed laws (KHN); on America's beleaguered Public Health Service (Undark); on transgender healthcare as primary care (The Atlantic) vs. medical specialty (HuffPo); on getting gender identity into electronic health records (Wired); on being a transgender cop in small-town Georgia (AJC); on challenges to expanding telemedicine for rural transgender folk (NPR); on talking about Zika without stigmatizing disability (Dallas News); on the tiniest, witchiest theme park in Slovenia (Atlas Obscura); on why Cuba's HIV rates are rising (Vice); on condoms in porn (Stat) and a California proposition to require them (Vice).
On peer mentorship and HIV stigma (Undark); on the science of marijuana's effects on female libido, anonymous genetic testing, and Walmart's foray into rural mental health care (Medium/Elemental); on the federal insurance discrimination lawsuit that could change trans health access in the Southeast (KHN); on Atlanta's first urban food forest (Atlanta Magazine); on the rural relevance of Georgia's legal challenges to transgender health insurance exclusions (NPR).
On LGBTQ girls' increased risk of pregnancy and doing the math on transgender murders (CHJ); on physician refusals of transgender patients and telemedicine's expansion of access to care for transgender folk (Vice); on digital detox/non-tox (Woolly); on an Atlanta neighborhood's gem of a history center (Atlanta Magazine).
On FDA approval of generic PrEP, fertility issues while trans, and how medical education is changing transgender healthcare (Vice); on other diagnoses doctors should consider during an Ebola panic (Medscape); on the lifesaving potential of syringe/needle exchanges (GHN); on pulling doctor privilege (Medium); on covering transgender health as a straight girl (CHJ); on kosher haggis (Roads & Kingdoms).
On a game-changing new typhoid vaccine (Medscape); on circumambulating a Scottish Isle (Paste); on doctors' waning patience for perpetual recertification requirements and Wisconsin's mysterious Elizabethkingia outbreak (STAT); on climate change and the rise of flesh-eating infections (Dallas News); on doctors who don't prescribe PrEP, America's stratospherically high homophobia levels, and Hawaii's dengue-friendly shores (Vice).
I DO RADIO
On how disability isn't just bad luck (CUIT 89.5FM Toronto); on Ebola's effects on U.S. healthcare workers' attitudes (TVO's The Agenda); on doctors' filthy white coats (package and interview , CBC); on whether cold weather causes colds (say it five times fast, CBC); on home remedies for the common cold (CBC).
Keren Landman is a practicing physician, epidemiologist, and journalist who covers topics in medicine and public health. She is trained in internal medicine and pediatrics with specialties in infectious diseases and clinical microbiology, and served as a disease detective at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As a researcher, she has focused on the prevention and treatment of HIV and malaria in resource-poor countries, and she has worked as a medical epidemiologist at the New York City health department. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. If you must, you can view her CV here.