About Rob Waters
WATERS, ROB has worked in journalism for more than 30 years and has done everything from running a small muckraking monthly newspaper, to working at the breakneck pace of a wire service, to writing magazine features and a book. Waters’ sweet spot for the last few years has been writing features on health, mental health and biomedical science, as well as investigative reporting. He recently returned to freelancing, editorial consulting, writing for publications and clients including Salon, San Francisco magazine, the Psychotherapy Networker and UC-San Francisco, making use of his talents as a narrative story-teller, his ability to explain complex science in accessible prose and his passion for digging deeply. In previous lives, Waters’ was a health, science and biotechnology reporter for Bloomberg News from 2006 to 2011, a senior editor for WebMD, a staff writer for Health magazine, and, during the 1980s, editor of the Tenderloin Times, an award-winning San Francsisco newspaper. As a freelancer, Waters’ has reported from China, Cambodia, Thailand, Russia and the Czech Republic as well as the U.S., and has written for publications including Mother Jones, the San Francisco Chronicle Sunday magazine, Reader’s Digest, Health, Salon.com, Industry Standard, Family Circle, Parenting, California, Sierra, Columbia Journalism Review, San Francisco magazine, The Los Angeles Times and others. Additionally, he co-authored From Boys to Men, a book on men's health (Scribner, 2004), and has won numerous awards including the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism in 2006 for "Medicating Aliah," an investigative feature for Mother Jones.
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