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 I write about a broad range of public health topics -- trust, disinformation, equity,  domestic violence, gun violence, social drivers of health,  decarbonization of the health care system. I'm at work with two BSPH colleagues about a book on the media and American health. 

Experiences & Accomplishments
Harvard University

 Experienced public health and health care journalist who has been the journalist in residence at the Bloomberg School of Public Health since late 2021. I also co-teach a course about how the changing economic and political landscape affects public health. For a decade before I came to Hopkins,  I was at Politico where I oversaw the prize-winning health reporting team -- from the implementation of the ACA through the coronavirus pandemic. My work has appeared in numerous national publications - Politico and Politico Magazine, KFF Health News, the Washington Post, Stat, the Atlantic, Health Affairs and many other outlets. I have guest lectured at numerous universities and done training for health journalists both through the Association of Health Care Journalist and the USC Center for Health Journalism. And I'm a regular on KFF's "What the Health" podcast.  

Honors & Awards

Commonwealth Fund, Inaugural Journalist in Residence. 2021-2023.

Finalist, National Institute of Health Care Management journalism prize for   investigative series on veterans’ nursing homes. 2022

Voices of Leadership Fellow, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. First and to date only journalist ever selected as a Menschel Fellow.

ACEP Magazine Award, American College of Emergency Physicians for Slate Magazine article about palliative care in the Emergency Department.  2011

National Mental Health Association Magazine Award, Washingtonian article about the suicide of a senator’s son.  2006

Inter-American Press Association Pedro Beltran Medal. (Staff reporter on the publication that won the public service award.) 1982