Josephine Marcotty is a medical writer and investigative reporter based on the Star Tribune’s health team. She specializes in coverage of reproductive health, transplant medicine and infectious diseases. Her work includes coverage of an impotence clinic that was overdosing patients with drugs for erectile dysfunction, sending them to the emergency room; misconduct and conflicts of interest at the University of Minnesota Medical School; an examination of the growth in palliative care and a series on the infertility industry. Marcotty holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Michigan. She came to the Star Tribune in 1979 and has worked as a business reporter and as a health and science editor. She became a medical writer in 1999. Her work on the series “Your Choice: Health Care’s New Era,” received a National Headliner Award in 2009. She was honored by the Minnesota Associated Press in 2003 for “Cory’s Legacy,” the story of a transplant. She has received numerous awards for her coverage of mental illness in Minnesota. Before coming to the Star Tribune, Marcotty was a reporter at the Dayton Daily News in Ohio.
Tests found DEET, antibiotics and more in 47 of 50 state lakes.
Updated: May 14, 2013, - 12:19 AM
Lawyers argue the project must have environmental review.
Updated: May 10, 2013, - 09:57 PM
But researchers stop short of proposing pesticide bans.
Updated: May 03, 2013, - 06:27 AM
Unless Twin Cities residents get serious about giving up old lawn mowers, wood-burning stoves and diesel engines, the state of Minnesota could face costs of up to $240 million a year to meet tough new federal clean air requirements.
Updated: April 24, 2013, - 09:30 AM
Groups cite copper mining plans in calling South Kawishiwi endangered.
Updated: April 18, 2013, - 09:37 AM
A cold spring has aggravated spills and runoff problems.
Updated: April 15, 2013, - 09:09 PM
But the five-year, $5 million study doesn’t fully answer question of whether the needle-shaped fibers in taconite dust are linked...
Updated: April 13, 2013, - 04:06 PM
The decision to abandon the mercury pollution plan dismays tribe and feds.
Updated: April 11, 2013, - 11:01 PM
Plaintiffs say rules for hunt were set without hearings. DNR says online survey was sufficient.
Updated: April 05, 2013, - 01:54 AM