Barbara Strauch, 63, Science and Health Editor at The Times and Author, Dies [1]

[ Thu. Apr. 16. 2015 ]


by Sam Roberts, New York Times [2] Obituary

Barbara Strauch, a reporter and editor who wrote two books about the brain and directed health and science coverage for The New York Times for a decade, died on Wednesday at her home in Rye, N.Y. She was 63. ...

“Something quite serious has been lost,” she wrote in 2013 [5] on the website [6], an online discussion group. “And, of course, this has ramifications not only for the general level of scientific understanding, but for funding decisions in Washington — and even access to medical care. And it’s not good for those of us at The Times, either. Competition makes us all better.