Steve Usdin


Steve Usdin has been Washington editor of BioCentury since 1993, and has spent more than two decades in the nation’s capital covering political and policy issues affecting the life sciences sector. He also is BioCentury 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. His 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 U.S. Food and Drug Administration Alumni Association named him the Harvey W. Wiley Lecturer, making him the first journalist to receive the Wiley Award. He is the author of “Bureau of Spies: The Secret Connections between Espionage and Journalism in Washington” (Prometheus Books, 2018) and “Engineering Communism: How Two Americans Spied for Stalin and Founded the Soviet Silicon Valley,” (Yale University Press, 2005).