About Ron Winslow

I have been a journalist for more than 50 years, including a 33-career at The Wall Street Journal, where my dominant assignment was as a reporter and editor covering medicine, clinical science and the intersection between innovation and commerce. I covered nearly all the important advances in heart disease, cancer and other diseases and as a deputy bureau chief helped oversee science and medical coverage for the Journal. I am a past winner of the Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting. I am currently freelancing for the Journal and other publications, with a focus on medical research and trends in medicine and health care. I taught journalism at the University of New Hampshire (my alma mater) in the late 1970s and early 1980s. I am the author of Hard Aground, the Story of the Argo Merchant Oil Spill, and co-author (with Milton Silverman) of Open and Shut, a true crime story, both published by W. W. Norton in the 1970s. I currently live in North Conway, NH

Ron Winslow, a former long-time medical and science reporter and editor at The Wall Street Journal, is a freelance medical and science journalist.

NBN Episodes hosted by Ron:

Jeremy Nobel, "Project UnLonely: Healing Our Crisis of Disconnection" (Avery Publishing Group, 2023)

October 24, 2023

Project UnLonely

Jeremy Nobel
Hosted by Ron Winslow

Even before the Covid pandemic began in 2020, chronic loneliness was a private experience of profound anguish that had become a public health crisis. …

Elaine Schattner, "From Whispers to Shouts: The Ways We Talk about Cancer" (Columbia UP, 2023)

August 28, 2023

From Whispers to Shouts

Elaine Schattner
Hosted by Ron Winslow

The “war on cancer” was launched during the Nixon Administration in 1971, but the term was part of the national dialog on cancer at least early as 191…

Stephen Hauser, "The Face Laughs While the Brain Cries: The Education of a Doctor" (St. Martin's Press, 2023)

July 1, 2023

The Face Laughs While the Brain Cries

Stephen Hauser
Hosted by Ron Winslow

Dr. Stephen L. Hauser and a patient named Andrea were both 27 years old when they met. He was an up-and-coming neurologist-in-training; she was a Harv…