Eric Boodman is a Boston-based journalist who works for STAT, Boston Globe Media's national publication covering science and medicine for a general audience. He has written about everything from the heroin epidemic to the sex lives of fruit flies, and his writing has won a number of awards, including a Norman Mailer Award for creative nonfiction and the American Society of Magazine Editors "Next" Award for journalists under 30. His pieces have appeared in TheAtlantic.com, Discover Magazine, The Boston Globe, and a number of other publications in the US and Canada.