Eric Boodman is a journalist from Montreal who now lives in Boston. He works as a general assignment reporter for STAT, Boston Globe Media's national publication covering science and medicine for a general audience, and the job has taken him from operating rooms to monkey labs to the top of a homemade radio tower in Texan cattle country. In 2017, he won the American Society of Magazine Editors "Next" Award for journalists under 30.
Eric got his start writing for the Montreal Gazette at 13 years old. His first assignments were review of bird books, but a few years later, he was also writing about fiction, history, and the environment.
He went on to study history of science and narrative journalism at Yale University, where he co-edited the New Journal, an award-winning, non-profit student magazine. While there, he wrote about everything from traditional Senegalese wrestling to the epidemiology of tuberculosis, winning a Norman Mailer Award for creative nonfiction. He also interned at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and his reporting on the heroin epidemic in Pennsylvania was recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists.
His work has also appeared in Discover Magazine, TheAtlantic.com, The Boston Globe, and the Montreal Review of Books. When he isn't reporting, Eric writes fiction, plays Québécois fiddle music, and hikes.