Theresa Brown, RN, lives and works as a clinical nurse in Pennsylvania. She received her BSN from the University of Pittsburgh, and during what she calls her past life, a PhD in English from the University of Chicago. Her column Bedside appears on the New York Times op-ed page as well as on the Times blog “Opinionator.” Previously she wrote for the New York Times blog “Well.”Critical Care: A New Nurse Faces Death, Life, and Everything in Between (HarperOne, 2011, paperback edition) is her first book.

Theresa is involved in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's "Flip the Clinic" initiative and a Board Member of the Center for Health Media and Policy at the Bellevue School of Nursing at Hunter College. She is also an Advisory Board Member for Scrubs Magazine, which won the 2010 Maggie Award for Best New Publication from the Western Publishing Association. Additionally, she was a panelist for TEDMED's Great Challenges of Health and Medicine initiative. Theresa lectures nationally on issues related to nursing, health care, and end of life.  Her clinical focus is medical oncology.