Jeff Stryker is not a porn star. He is a Connecticut-based writer and consultant, specializing in health policy, bioethics and gay politics and culture. His writings appear in a wide variety of newspapers and magazines. His work appears often in The New York Times, on topics as diverse as “vegansexuality,” haunted houses, childhood innocence and shopping addiction. He has also written editorials and features for the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Jose Mercury News and the Sacramento Bee.

Jeff has also written for magazines, such as Salon and The Nation. His articles have also appeared in gay publications ranging from The Advocate to Unzipped.

Before turning to popular writing, Jeff worked at a variety of private and governmental health policy and bioethics organizations, including a Presidential study commission and a Congressional research group. At the Institute of Medicine, he was the study director and co-editor of the report, The Social Impact of AIDS. He also served on the staff of the federal National Commission on AIDS, including a stint as its executive director. His articles on health policy and the social and ethical dimensions of the HIV/AIDS epidemic have appeared in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, including The Journal of the American Medical Association, The New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet and The American Journal of Public Health.

Jeff is also a radio commentator, having contributed pieces to both local and national public radio shows, including the popular business program, Marketplace.

Kermit's not alone anymore. Suddenly everybody is green. From "Eco TVs" to green pets to the latest in clothes dryers (clotheslines), check out ways to go green.
 The Green Issue of The New York Times Magazine (4.20.2008)
Is execution by lethal injection a medical procedure?  Yes, indeed.  But it is so poorly conceived and carried out it is more akin to a multi-site clinical trial run amok. Check out this editorial.  
 From the Jan.-Feb. ’08 Hastings Center Report
“Ben,” a 29-year-old lawyer, has it over the “old woman in the shoe.”  Masturbating his way through law school as a paid sperm donor, he has sired at least 28 children—so many that he manages contacts with their families on a computer spreadsheet.  Check out Ben’s and other cautionary tales from the little-regulated world of sperm banking in this article.
 Science Progress
Is it time to revisit restrictions on the participation of prisoners in medical experiments?  Yes, says the Institute of Medicine.  Hell no, says Temple University professor Allen Hornblum .  Read why in this interview about his book, Sentenced to Science:  One Black Man’s Story of Imprisonment in America.
 The National Academies Press
 Science Progress
If we’re not winning the “war on cancer,” perhaps it is because so many of the generals fighting it from the beginning were from the very industries spewing carcinogens.  So writes Devra Davis in her book,
 The Secret History of the War on Cancer
  Cartoon art by the San Francisco Chronicle's Don Asmussen