Since he joined NPR in 2000, Knox has covered a broad range of issues and events in public health, medicine, and science. His reports can be heard on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Talk of the Nation, and newscasts.
Among other things, Knox's NPR reports have examined the impact of HIV/AIDS in Africa, North America, and the Caribbean; anthrax terrorism; smallpox and other bioterrorism preparedness issues; the rising cost of medical care; early detection of lung cancer; community caregiving; music and the brain; and the SARS epidemic.
Before joining NPR, Knox covered medicine and health for The Boston Globe. His award-winning 1995 articles on medical errors are considered landmarks in the national movement to prevent medical mistakes. Knox is a graduate of the University of Illinois and Columbia University. He has held yearlong fellowships at Stanford and Harvard Universities, and is the author of a 1993 book on Germany's health care system.
He and his wife Jean, an editor, live in Boston. They have two daughters.
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- Chasing A New Way To Prevent HIV: Passive Immunization
- Why The U.N. Is Being Sued Over Haiti's Cholera Epidemic
- Fight Parkinson's: Exercise May Be The Best Therapy
- 5 Years After Haiti's Earthquake, Where Did The $13.5 Billion Go?
- Unlikely Marriage Of Diseases: TB And Diabetes Form A 'Co-Epidemic'
- A Diplomat Infects A Doctor As Ebola Spreads In Nigeria
- A Few Ebola Cases Likely In U.S., Air Traffic Analysis Predicts
- Stress Causes Health Problems, Which Then Cause More Stress
- For Many Americans, Stress Takes A Toll On Health And Family
- A Cholera Vaccine Halts New Cases In A Guinea Epidemic
- How Yelp Can Help Disease Detectives Track Food Poisoning