Brian Mastroianni Brian Mastroianni

Brian is a New York-based health, science and tech journalist. He has written about chronic diseases, cybersecurity, Anonymous and even interviewed Neil deGrasse Tyson about his secret love of musicals (who knew?). Brian’s work has been published by The Atlantic, The Paris Review, CBS News, Engadget and Everyday Health, among others. He graduated with honors from Brown University and has an M.A. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Life With Crohn's and Endometriosis: An Overlap of Painful Symptoms

Life With Crohn's and Endometriosis: An Overlap of Painful Symptoms

What's it like to live with both endometriosis and Crohn's disease?A confusing mélange of overlapping symptoms like sudden flare-ups with chronic inflammation, abdominal pain, bowel pain and fatigue. By conservative estimates, 7 million…

How the Opioid Crisis Can Impact Women With Endometriosis

How the Opioid Crisis Can Impact Women With Endometriosis

As dangerous as they are, opioids remain a seemingly easy fix for chronic pain—a sobering reality many women with endometriosis know all too well. Lea Ervin never thought she would develop a dependency on opioids. She had already seen…

She Was Hospitalized for Endometriosis—and Ran <br> the Boston Marathon One Week Later

She Was Hospitalized for Endometriosis—and Ran
the Boston Marathon One Week Later

When Katherine Nyholm, 29, crossed the finish line of the 2018 Boston Marathon on April 16, she was greeted by the familiar faces of cheering friends. She finished the race at three hours and 24 minutes, 26 seconds faster than her last…