Director of the Integrity in Science project at the Center for Science in the Public Interest and contributing editor to The American Prospect, Goozner is an accomplished journalist, author and researcher with over 20 years experience in the news business and three years teaching experience at the graduate level.
CENTER FOR SCIENCE IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST
DECEMBER 2003 TO PRESENT
Directs the Integrity in Science project, which exposes conflicts of interest in scientific articles published in the academic literature and scientists quoted in the media. The project also conducts investigations and publishes exposes of conflicts of interest among scientists serving on federal advisory committees.
FREELANCE WRITER AND CONSULTANT
JUNE 2003 TO DECEMBER 2003
Completed first book: The $800 Million Pill: The Truth Behind the Cost of New Drugs, an in-depth investigation into innovation in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, published by the University of California Press in Spring 2004. Wrote articles in the American Prospect, Washington Monthly, The-Scientist.com and other publications. Conceived and organized journalism training seminars for the Knight Center on Specialized Journalism at the University of Maryland and the American Press Institute.
PROFESSOR OF JOURNALISM
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
SEPTEMBER 2000 TO SEPTEMBER 2003
Taught graduate students in the Business and Economics Reporting program. Developed, wrote and taught three graduate-level courses: The Social Impact of the Corporation Covering Regulatory Agencies; Reporting Health Care Industries; Reporting the Global Economy. Freelance writing included articles in Fortune Small Business, Columbia Journalism Review, The American Prospect, The Washington Monthly, The Nation, Salon.com, Slate.com and Boston Magazine.
KAISER MEDIA FELLOW
Kaiser Family Foundation research support for a book on the relationship between innovation and pricing in the pharmaceutical industry.
CHIEF ECONOMICS CORRESPONDENT
CHICAGO TRIBUNE, WASHINGTON BUREAU
APRIL 1998 TO JUNE 2000
Areas of coverage include Social Security and Medicare reform; IMF, World Bank and international finance; federal budget, tax and monetary policy; trade; and macroeconomics. Special investigative project: pharmaceutical policy.
CHICAGO TRIBUNE, N.Y. BUREAU
JUNE 1996 TO APRIL 1998
Covered significant trend stories in the Northeast and Midwest for
the national desk; media, Wall Street and economics for business desk.
MICHIGAN JOURNALISM FELLOW
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
SEPTEMBER 1995 TO MAY 1996
Focused on the politics and economics of East Asia, especially China.
Completed one academic year of intensive Mandarin. Wrote a play, Metropolitan Star, workshopped but never performed.
CHIEF ASIA CORRESPONDENT
OCTOBER 1991 TO AUGUST 1995
Did it all, from earthquakes to economics. Traveled extensively throughout
Asia, including India, Pakistan, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam,
Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, South Korea and the Russian Far East. Four
series in four years, including an early report (1994) on the status of labor rights in Asia.
JANUARY 1987 TO OCTOBER 1991
Specialized in regional economics, economic development and
business-government relations, with special emphasis on industrial policy, urban affairs, education, job training and health care. Also covered labor; the law as an “On the Law” columnist; and from time to time provided traditional corporate coverage. Two major series, including prize-winning projects on education reform and manufacturing modernization.
CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
AUGUST 1983 TO JANUARY 1987
Covered economic development, government-business relations and
economics for the nation’s leading regional business publication, with special emphasis on industrial policy, urban affairs, education and job training. Conceived and executed two major series, including an award-winning investigation of Chicago City Hall minority contracting fraud.
JANUARY 1983 TO AUGUST 1983
Covered county government in Northwest Indiana.
The $800 Million Pill: The Truth Behind the Cost of New Drugs, University of California Press, April 2004.
“Overdosed and Oversold,” Op-Ed, The New York Times, December 21, 2004.
“Trial and Error: Why we should drive the drug industry out of the clinical test business,” a review of Marcia Angell’s The Truth About the Drug Companies, Washington Monthly, October 2004.
“Hype, Not Hope From Big Pharma,” Column, Center for American Progress website, September 28, 2004.
“Throwing Away the Rules: In its zeal to kowtow to business, the Bush administration is dismantling a century of regulations that protect middle class consumers from financial fraud and health hazards,” The American Prospect, May 2004.
Higher Skills, Fewer Jobs: With advanced technology and skilled workers, America can keep a strong manufacturing sector, but rising productivity equals a smarter and smaller work force, The American Prospect, January 2004.
Prescription for Reform, Washington Post, Op-Ed Page, Dec. 1, 2003.
Putting Out Fires Along the Potomac, Chicago Tribune Op-Ed Page, Nov. 7, 2003.
Reconstructive Surgery: We can get Iraq off the operating table without breaking our bank, The American Prospect web edition, Oct. 24, 2003. http://www.prospect.org/webfeatures/2003/10/goozner-m-10-24.html
Natural Disaster: Why the energy bill moving through Congress will only fuel our unsustainable status quo, The American Prospect web edition, Oct. 9, 2003. http://www.prospect.org/webfeatures/2003/10/goozner-m-10-09.html
Bioterror Brain Drain, The American Prospect, October 2003.
Nuclear Blackmail: The growing North Korean threat — and why containment may still be our best means of staving it off., The American Prospect web edition, Aug. 8, 2003.
Drug Antics, a book review of Philip J. Hilts Protecting Americas Health: The FDA, Business, And One Hundred Years of Regulation and Katherine Greiders The Big Fix, Washington Monthly, June 2003.
The Right Drug Rx, The Nation, Jan. 27, 2003.
Medicine as a Luxury, The American Prospect special issue on Globalism and the Worlds Poor, Winter 2002
The War on the Home Front, Commentary on National Public Radios Marketplace, Sept. 19, 2001
Whats Needed: Economic Security, The Americans Prospect, Sept. 17, 2001
Free Market Shock, The American Prospect, Aug. 27, 2001
Air Piracy, The American Prospect, June 4, 2001
The Pharmaceutical Dialogue, a three-day exchange with Andrew Sullivan, columnist for The New Republic; Slate.com; April 9-11, 2001
Patenting Life, The American Prospect, Dec. 18, 2000 (reprinted in Harvard Universitys World Health News)
The Economic Scaremongers, Salon.com, Dec. 6, 2000
Blinded By The Boom: Whats missing in the coverage of the New Economy, Columbia Journalism Review, Nov./Dec. 2000
Duo only partially right about the U.S. tax problem, book review of The Great American Tax Dodge, by Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Oct. 29, 2000.
The Grateful Fed, a review of Greenspan: The Man Behind Money, by Justin Martin in the Washington Monthly, November 2000
The Price Isnt Right: the drug industrys huge profits are rooted in taxpayer-funded research, The American Prospect, Sept. 11, 2000
Small Business and Washington: Love and Hate, Fortune Small Business, Sept. 2000
What Social Security Crisis? Salon Magazine, April 27, 2000 (http://www.salon.com/politics2000/feature/2000/04/05/social/index.html)
Den of Thieves, Salon Magazine, March 23, 2000
High Wired Act, (a profile of Lawrence Summers) Boston Magazine, March 2000
Wheres the Beef? Evidence to support the Feds fears about inflation is hard to find, Salon Magazine, October 20, 1999
Crash of 99? Salon Magazine, October 1, 1999
Tax Breaks Not Enough to Save Cities, Salon Magazine, July 5, 1999
Summers Time, Boston Magazine, May 1999
Forty Acres and Sheepskin, The American Prospect, April 1999
The Porter Prescription, The American Prospect, July 1998
Monthly Columnist, Chicagoland Enterprise Magazine, 1988-1991
1982: five-part series, “Housing the Poor,” Cincinnati Enquirer, features in New York Times Sunday business section (2); Business Week; Cincinnati Magazine; Village Voice.
OHIO PUBLIC INTEREST CAMPAIGN
Major issues included plant closings and tax reform. Helped write and lobby for nations first state plant closing law. Ran statewide ballot initiative in 1980 to reform state tax code.
Masters, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism; 1982
B.A. (with honors) in History, University of Cincinnati; 1975.
AWARDS: Chicago Headline Club Peter Lisagor Award (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989; 1999); Jacob Scher Investigative Journalism Award (1986); Education Writers Association National Award (1988).
HOBBIES: Reading; theater; jazz; golf
REFERENCES AND CLIPS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST