Matthew Herper

Senior Writer, Medicine STAT

Matthew Herper has covered medical innovation — both its promise and its perils — for two decades, chronicling the rise of genetic medicine and the ballooning cost of new drugs. Along the way he’s profiled major figures from Martin Shkreli to Bill Gates. From 2000 to 2018, he covered science and medicine for Forbes, writing 17 covers and building the Forbes Healthcare Summit into an industry-leading event.