Steve Usdin, MS

Senior Editor, Washington, & Head, Policy & Regulation BioCentury

Steve has been BioCentury’s Washington Editor since 1993, covering political and policy issues affecting the life sciences sector. He also is BioCentury’s Senior Editor responsible for coverage of social issues involving biotechnology, as well as the former host of BioCentury This Week, BioCentury’s public affairs television program broadcast in 2010-14.

Steve’s reporting about biotechnology and biomedical policy has been cited in The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, New Scientist and other publications. In 2012, the FDA Alumni Association named Steve the Harvey W. Wiley Lecturer, making him the first journalist to receive the Wiley Award.

Steve is also a widely recognized scholar on espionage and the Cold War. He is the author of Bureau of Spies: The Secret Connections between Espionage and Journalism in Washington, and Engineering Communism: How Two Americans Spied for Stalin and Founded the Soviet Silicon Valley.