Michael’s writing is, not surprisingly, primarily medical. While most of his articles appear in medical journals, such as JAMA, Academic Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and the Journal of American College of Cardiology, his research has also gotten attention in mainstream publications such as CNN, the Wall Street Journal, and the LA Times. His thoughts on healthcare quality and patient safety have been quoted in Consumer Reports and the Boston Globe. He also routinely lectures and runs workshops at hospitals and national scientific meetings.
Some of Michael’s recent publications include:
- Howell MD. Managing ICU throughput and understanding ICU census. Curr Opin Crit Care. Dec 2011;17(6):626-633.
- Yang J, Howell MD. Commentary: is the glass half empty? Code blue training in the modern era. Acad Med. Jun 2011;86(6):680-683.
- Hunziker S, Johansson AC, Tschan F, Semmer NK, Rock L, Howell MD, Marsch S. Teamwork and leadership in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. J Am Coll Cardiol. Jun 14 2011;57(24):2381-2388.
Most of Shala’s writing time is devoted to completing her first novel, Asylum. But when she’s not communing with the crazy people in 19th century Boston, you can find her exploring the 21st century with our Seven-Year-Old on Caterpickles and chatting about the writing life here on BostonWriters. For a brief, but happy year while we still lived in Massachusetts, she was privileged to be allowed to scour the archives at our local church. You can find a few of the interesting tidbits she dug up at Once Upon a Time in Needham.
As a freelancer these days, Shala enjoys writing location-specific Caterpickles posts and original articles on traveling with kids for the vacation rental site Dwellable. Select Caterpickles posts from our time in Massachusetts have also appeared on the Norwood Patch, a hyper local news site based in Norwood Massachusetts. She’s also written on environmental and sustainability issues for Together Yes, a Massachusetts-based environmental group.
Most of her work on optical networking and such is unsigned (ah the travails of life as a technical writer), although if you are really motivated, you can use the Internet Archive’s Way Back Machine to find some old articles she wrote for Group Computing Magazine (groupcomputing.com) back in 1998-1999 under the name Shala Phillips.