Brian Wu: Author and Hosting Expert

Brian Wu

Brian is a writer with specialties in technology and medicine. He has a PhD in integrative biology and disease and an MD with a focus on holistic treatment. Somehow, he also manages to fit in work as an actor. Brian lives in southern California.


Brian received his BS in Physiology and Neurobiology from the University of Maryland. After that, he moved to southern California where he worked as a freelance writer and actor while he continued his education at the Keck School of Medicine and the University of Southern California. He received a PhD in Integrative Biology and Disease, having done work on exercise physiology and rehabilitation. In 2017, he received his MD, where he focused on holistic care and treatment.


Currently, Brian is a Psychiatry Resident at the Keck School of Medicine at USC. But he still does some writing through his company Awesome Writer where he specializes in health, lifestyle, science, technology, finance, and business.

Getting to Know Brian

WIHT: How did you become involved in so many things?
Brian: Do you mean, "Can't you make your mind up?!" The thought occurs to me from time to time too. But really, I see them as all part of the same thing. It's all about communication and the power of stories.

WIHT: How does medicine fit into the power of stories?
Brian: Perhaps an example will help. When I was in the fifth grade, I came up with the idea for Health Stories for Kids. One of the stories is called "Body Wars," which personifies the immune system and how the body fights disease.

WIHT: How else does that work?
Brian: Well, I'm very interested in child psychiatry. Obviously, stories are important to that. And in a general sense, stories are important for people to understand their diseases.

WIHT: Star Trek or Star Wars?
Brian: Star Wars.

WIHT: Other than, who have you written for?
Brian: Let's see: The Los Angeles Times, The Motley Fool, Lifehack, eHow, and lots more.

WIHT: Windows, Mac, GNU/Linux?
Brian: Windows.

Selected Writing

At, Brian has written on a broad range of topics. But he specializes in hosting profiles.