Hi. I am an Instructor at Harvard University and a consultant, teacher, and speaker on risk perception, risk communication, and risk management. I was Instructor of risk communication at the Harvard School of Public Health, and was co-director of the school's professional education course 'The Risk Communication Challenge'.
I co-authored "RISK, A Practical Guide for Deciding What's Really Safe and What's Really Dangerous in the World Around You", published by Houghton Mifflin in 2002.
I am creator and director of the program "Improving Media Coverage of Risk", a training program for journalists.
I was a television reporter for WCVB-TV in Boston from 1978 - 2000, where I specialized in reporting on environment and science issues. I was lucky enough to twice win the DuPont-Columbia Award, one of the highest honors in broadcast journalism, and seven regional EMMY awards. I was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT 1994-95, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Environmental Journalists from 1991-2000. I've taught journalism at Boston University, Tufts University, and MIT.