David Heath

Senior Reporter  The Center for Public Integrity

Heath is a veteran investigative reporter who writes about the environment and scientific integrity. While at the Center, his work has appeared on PBS Frontline, PBS NewsHour, the CBS Evening News, Mother Jones, the Huffington Post, and Scientific American. His work has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize three times and he was an Emmy Award nominee for his work with Frontline on corporate dentistry. He's won five national journalism awards since coming to the Center in 2010, including awards from the Society of Environmental Journalists, the Association of Health Care Journalists and the National Press Club. He previously worked at the Huffington Post Investigative Fund and The Seattle Times, where he co-authored an investigation of conflicts of interest surrounding clinical cancer research at a Seattle hospital. The series won the Harvard University’s Goldsmith Prize, the George Polk award, the Gerald Loeb award, the Scripps Howard Foundation’s public service award, the Associated Press Managing Editors’ public service award and the Newspaper Guild’s Heywood Broun award. Heath’s expose on congressional earmarks was recognized by the National Press Foundation with the Everett Dirksen award for best coverage of Congress. Heath was featured twice on Bill Moyers Journal for his work on earmarks. He is a graduate of Grinnell College and was a 2006 Harvard Nieman Fellow. He has taught journalism at the University of Washington and Harvard's summer school.

American Chemistry Council lied about lobbying role on flame retardants, consultant says

By David Heath

Scientist with industry ties won't lead EPA chemical risk-assessment program

By David Heath

Hear how politics beat science on chemical research

By David Heath

Republican bills take aim at EPA science, rulemaking

By David Heath

Obama's EPA breaks pledge to divorce politics from science on toxic chemicals

By David Heath

Scientist with deep industry ties being considered for key EPA job

By David Heath

Internal documents reveal industry 'pattern of behavior' on toxic chemicals

By David Heath and Jim Morris

National Academy of Sciences agrees with EPA that formaldehyde causes cancer

By David Heath

Even low doses of arsenic trigger cancer in mice, study finds

By David Heath

How politics derailed EPA science on arsenic, endangering public health

By David Heath

What to do if your drinking water contains arsenic

By David Heath

Race-car driver's payday lending business 'deceived borrowers'

By David Heath

Tribal payday lender can't sidestep consumer laws, court rules

By David Heath

Dental chain may be booted from Medicaid program

By David Heath

Lauded public health researcher also worked for industry, revealing entanglements of science

By David Heath

Berkeley training helps researchers 'work around' potential conflicts

By David Heath

Senate report recommends ouster of large dental chain from Medicaid program

By David Heath

IMPACT: 'Dentists' probe leads to new Texas law

By David Heath

Cancer-cluster study seeking to debunk 'Erin Brockovich' has glaring weaknesses

By David Heath

EPA adds safeguards to spotlight conflicts on scientific panels

By David Heath and Ronnie Greene

How industry scientists stalled action on carcinogen

By David Heath

EPA unaware of industry ties on cancer review panel

By David Heath and Ronnie Greene

Ouster of scientist from EPA panel shows industry clout

By Ronnie Greene and David Heath

Texas tries to crack down on dental chains that put profits ahead of patients

By David Heath

Payday lenders agree to stop 'deceptive and illegal' practices

By David Heath

More on Fred Humphries, FBI friend of Jill Kelley

By David Heath

Aspen Dental faces class action suit

By David Heath

Evidence of overtreatment at dental clinics serving poor children

By David Heath

The business behind dental treatment for America’s poorest kids

By David Heath and Jill Rosenbaum

Corporate dental chains see big profits in adults who can't afford care

By David Heath and Jill Rosenbaum

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