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About Ted Alcorn

Ted Alcorn is an independent journalist whose reporting on health and justice appears regularly in the New York Times. An adjunct at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service, he was previously the founding research director of Everytown for Gun Safety and a policy analyst in the New York City mayor’s office. He earned graduate degrees at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and their School for Advanced International Studies, and lived in Beijing, China as a Henry Luce scholar. His 2022 series “Blind Drunk,” about New Mexico’s crisis of alcohol deaths, won awards from the Association of Healthcare Journalists and the Institute for Nonprofit News.

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