David Donald

The Center for Public Integrity

David Donald was data editor at the Center, where he oversaw data analysis and computer-assisted reporting. His work ranged from an investigation into the top sub-prime lenders behind the financial meltdown to the under reporting of campus sexual assault to the methods Medicare providers have used for years to overcharge the government healthcare program. Prior to the Center, he served as training director for Investigative Reporters and Editors and the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting, conducting training sessions in the United States and internationally for thousands of journalists. He is the recipient of the Philip Meyer Award for the best journalism using social science methods, the James K. Batten Award, a Peabody Award, the Dart Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. He has taught as an adjunct professor at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism Washington program and at Savannah State University in Savannah, Ga. He left the Center in 2014.

Why Medicare Advantage costs taxpayers billions more than it should

By Fred Schulte, David Donald and Erin Durkin

Methodology for 'Medicare Advantage Money Grab'

By David Donald and Erin Durkin

Eyelid lifts skyrocket among Medicare patients, costing taxpayers millions

By Joe Eaton and David Donald

Hospitals grab at least $1 billion in extra fees for emergency room visits

By Joe Eaton and David Donald

How doctors and hospitals have collected billions in questionable Medicare fees

By Fred Schulte and David Donald

Methodology for 'Cracking the Codes'

By David Donald


By Elizabeth Lucas, Robert Benincasa and David Donald

Research methodology

By David Donald and Elizabeth Lucas

Senators Grassley, Wyden push to make Medicare billing data public

By Joe Eaton and David Donald

Unproven for older women, digital mammography saps Medicare dollars

By Joe Eaton, Elizabeth Lucas and David Donald

Data analysis on digital mammography Medicare claims

By David Donald and Elizabeth Lucas

Southern Company dominates the climate lobbying scene

By Marianne Lavelle and David Donald

The roots of the financial crisis: Who is to blame?

By John Dunbar and David Donald


By David Donald