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Sylvia Pagán Westphal

Sylvia Pagán Westphal is a science and healthcare writer based in Boston. She is a former staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, New Scientist Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal, and her articles have appeared in the Boston Globe, the New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, and STAT, among other publications. She was a member of the editorial board of the Boston Globe in 2010, where she published editorials and op-eds focused on healthcare. A native of Puerto Rico, she has a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Puerto Rico, attended Boston University’s MS in Science Journalism program and holds a PhD in genetics from Harvard Medical School.

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