Joan Reinhardt Reiss

Joan Reinhardt ReissJoan Reinhardt Reiss has a renaissance resume as: scientist; public policy advocate for environment and breast cancer; and an award winning marathon runner. Today she is a writer, traveler, cyclist, and skier. Her NPR radio commentaries, travel tales, and writing are on her website jrreisswriter.com

Currently she’s writing a profile and biography of a Canadian physician who first used lumpectomy and radiation therapy instead of mastectomy for breast cancer and also initiated the radiation cure of Hodgkin’s disease. “Vera Peters, MD – Quiet Feminist, Radical Innovator.”