Merilee D. Karr

Merliee D. Karr is a health and science journalist, family physician, playwright, and dramaturge. She has published in the Journal of Irreproducible Results, JAMA, Metroscape, and Seattle Weekly and pitched story ideas to the Star Trek TV series. Her response to managed care is leaving medicine to write about it. She is an adjunct assistant professor in family medicine at Oregon Health and Sciences University and a student in the Nonfiction Writing Program at Portland State University. She is working on a book about cultural obstacles to patient safety.