Welcome

Ike Swetlitz is Washington correspondent for STAT, a national health and medical science publication, writing stories at the intersection of science and politics. He covers 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 writing investigative journalism about science and the environment.


For his best writing, click here.

Featured Stories
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