Catherine Price is a professional journalist who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was 22 years old. Her work has been featured in publications including The Best American Science Writing, The New York Times, Popular Science, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post Magazine, Salon, Slate, Men’s Journal, Health Magazine, The Oprah Magazine, and Outside, among others. A graduate of Yale and UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, she’s author of the Big Sur Bakery Cookbook (HarperCollins, 2009), a parody travel guide called 101 Places Not to See Before You Die (HarperPaperbacks), and an upcoming book about the history and science of vitamins and nutrition, to be published by the Penguin Press (and with additional support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation).
She’s also a recipient of a Middlebury Fellowship in Environmental Reporting, a participant in the Knight Science Journalism at MIT, a winner of the Gobind Behari Lal prize for science writing and has contributed several commentaries to NPR’s Marketplace. She has a particular interest and expertise in the intersection of exercise, nutrition, and health (especially in the context of diabetes), and in improving the relationship and communication between patients, doctors, pharmaceutical and device companies, and healthcare payers.
In addition to her reporting and diabetes consulting and speaking work, Catherine specializes in experiences that are uncomfortable in the moment but amusing afterwards, including (but certainly not limited to) teaching Latin and math at an all-boys middle school,biking across the United States, traveling halfway across the Pacific by sailboat, driving a formula 1 race car, and leading ice-skating classes for five-year-olds. When not writing, she runs an online business called Illegal Briefs that sells legally themed underwear. Because let’s face it: somebody needs to supply the world with Request for Admission thongs.
You can see examples of her other work at Catherine-Price.com and Diabetes, Et Cetera. Contact Catherine at catherine[dot]price[at]gmail.com or follow her on twitter (@catherine_price)
Catherine Price writes the blog Diabetes, Et Cetera.