Barbara Strauch, 63, Science and Health Editor at The Times and Author, Dies

[ Thu. Apr. 16. 2015 ]

by Sam Roberts, New York Times Obituary

Barbara Strauch, a reporter and editor who wrote two books about the brain and directed health and science coverage for The New York Times for a decade, died on Wednesday at her home in Rye, N.Y. She was 63. ...

“Something quite serious has been lost,” she wrote in 2013 on the website, an online discussion group. “And, of course, this has ramifications not only for the general level of scientific understanding, but for funding decisions in Washington — and even access to medical care. And it’s not good for those of us at The Times, either. Competition makes us all better.