Alicia Mundy

Award-winning author, reporter and columnist in Washington on healthcare and politics, Alicia Mundy has spent a career producing stories with impact.

Her projects have provoked Congressional inquiries, legislative initiatives, regulatory changes, and criminal and civil investigations.

An expert of the relationship between politics and healthcare in Washington, Mundy’s series for the Wall Street Journal detailed the twisted approval of a flawed medical device at the FDA, over the objections of its own scientists, after intense lobbying from Capitol Hill and the company.

It provoked an unusual report by the FDA, criticizing the former FDA Commissioner. The stories led to changes in the approval process for an entire division of medical devices.

Mundy identified the Dentists’ lobby, the American Dental Association, as a key player in the capital, preventing rural areas in U.S. from getting quick, inexpensive dental care.

She broke stories about a high-ranking Army official in charge of diversity and equity, who ended up filing his own EEO complaint and a lawsuit alleging discrimination against the Army.

"Dispensing With the Truth," her first book, detailed the fen-phen diet drug disaster. It was a semifinalist for the Robert F. Kennedy Awards. (St. Martin’s Press 2001)

Her second book, "Crystal Mesh," tracked how pelvic mesh had been approved by the FDA without being tested in women.

Mundy is a member of Gotham Ghostwriters, which engages writers and reporters to produce speeches, opinion pieces, and books for people and corporations.

The Washington Post wrote "Her writing is witty, vitriolic"


Alicia Mundy