Medical writer and editor Ivan Oransky founded the blog Retraction Watch in 2010 with Adam Marcus. The site has chronicled the rise in scientific retractions and draws attention to how researchers, journals, and institutions correct the scientific record.
Oransky is also Editor-in-Chief of Spectrum and Distinguished Writer In Residence at New York University’s Carter Journalism Institute. Previously, he was vice president of editorial at Medscape, executive editor of Reuters Health and held editorial positions at Scientific American and The Scientist. He is the recipient of the 2015 John P. McGovern Award for excellence in biomedical communication from the American Medical Writers Association.