Steve Heilig

Confessions of an Accidental Activist

Join TNS Host Michael Lerner for a conversation with Steve Heilig—healthcare ethicist, environmentalist, and ethnomusicologist—about HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, medical ethics, addiction medicine and drug policy, environmental health and ecology, surfing medicine, and music.

Accidental Activist


Steve Heilig

Steve is a healthcare ethicist, editor, epidemiologist, environmentalist, and ethnomusicologist with strong roots in Bolinas. Trained in public health, economics, and biology at five UC campuses, Heilig has worked with nonprofits, hospitals and in biotechnology. He has written more than 500 articles on a wide range of topics, with particular interest in reproductive health and rights, death and dying, environmental science and policy, and addiction medicine. Heilig is a co-editor of the Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, and is affiliated with the San Francisco Medical Society, California Pacific Medical Center, and Commonweal. He is also a widely published music journalist and author of fiction, poetry, and literary criticism, and a Huffington Post blogger and longtime sometimes editor of the Bolinas Hearsay News.