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Maia Szalavitz

Maia Szalavitz is a journalist who covers health, science and public policy. She is a Senior Fellow at Stats.org, a media watchdog which investigates coverage of science and statistics.

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Maia Szalavitz's Biography

Maia Szalavitz is a journalist who covers health, science and public policy. She is the author of Help at Any Cost: How the Troubled-Teen Industry Cons Parents and Hurts Kids (Riverhead Books, 2006) and co-author, with Dr. Joseph Volpicelli, M.D., Ph.D. of the University of Pennsylvania, of Recovery Options: The Complete Guide: How You and Your Loved Ones Can Understand and Treat Alcohol and Other Drug Problems (John S. Wiley, 2000). She is a Senior Fellow at Stats.org, a media watchdog which investigates coverage of science and statistics.

She has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, Elle, New York Magazine, New Scientist, Newsweek, Salon, Redbook, O: the Oprah Magazine and other major publications. She has appeared on Oprah, CNN, MSNBC’s News with Brian Williams, and NPR.

Maia Szalavitz has also worked in television-- first as Associate Producer and then Segment Producer for PBS' Charlie Rose, then on several documentaries including a Barbara Walters' AIDS special for ABC and as Series Researcher and Associate Producer for the PBS documentary series, Moyers on Addiction: Close to Home.


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