Alan Schwarz is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist best known for his reportage of public health issues for The New York Times. His 130-article series on concussions in sports is roundly credited with revolutionizing the treatment of head injuries in professional and youth sports, and was a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. He followed that with a series on A.D.H.D. and other psychiatric disorders in children, which led to his writing A.D.H.D. NATION.
Mr. Schwarz is regarded as an expert on the use of mathematics and probability in journalism – his statistical analyses of data regarding both concussions and children’s mental health formed the backbone of both series. He has lectured at dozens of universities and professional conferences about these subjects, including keynotes at the 2015 SAS annual convention and this June at the Andrew Wiles Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford.
Mr. Schwarz was honored by the American Statistical Association in 2013 with its Lifetime Excellence in Statistical Reporting Award. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania.
A native of Scarsdale, N.Y., Mr. Schwarz, 49, lives with his family in Manhattan.