Ike Swetlitz is an investigative journalist who most recently worked as a Washington correspondent for STAT, a national health and medical science publication, where he wrote stories at the intersection of science and politics. He covered the Food and Drug Administration, drug pricing, genetic engineering, and other odds and ends. Ike graduated with a degree in physics from Yale and particularly enjoys holding people in power accountable.
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Interview with President Trump's doctor:
"One-on-one with Trump's doctor: Hecklers, house calls, and why Obamacare must be shut down," STAT, December 21, 2016
Investigation of IBM Watson:
"IBM pitched its Watson supercomputer as a revolution in cancer care. It’s nowhere close," STAT, September 5, 2017
co-written with Casey Ross
Genetically engineered mosquitos could stop malaria (reported from Burkina Faso):
"In a remote West African village, a revolutionary genetic experiment is on its way — if residents agree to it," STAT, March 14, 2017