about me

I am a journalist in the United States who specializes in public health and inequality.  

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I am currently a senior correspondent at Kaiser Health News, a non-profit health news serivce (it is not affiliated with Kaiser Permanente). I was previously a reporter at the data-driven news site FiveThirtyEight, and a producer at Univision and ABC News. For several years before that, I worked as a professional photojournalist and videographer, working from more than 15 countries for a variety of outlets.  

In 2017, I was part of a team of journalists at FiveThirtyEight awarded the prestigious communications award from the National Academis of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine for the project Gun Deaths In America, which included Surviving Suicide in Wyoming. My work on the Flint Water Crisis was a finalist for the Online Journalism Award for Investigative Data Journalism. 

With reporter Sasha Chavkin and the Center for Public Integrity, I produced a series on a deadly and mysterious epidemic of chronic kidney disease affecting agriculture communities in Latin America and Southeast Asia. It won numerous awards, including a Sigma Delta Chi from the Society of Professional Journalists, a Sidney Award from the Sidney Hillman Foundation, and a 2nd Place Kevin Carmody Award for Outstanding In-Depth Reporting from the Society of Environmental Journalists.  

My reporting has been supported by the USC Center for Health Journalism, the International Repporting Project, and the John Jay Criminal Justice and Health Journalism Fellowship.  

I have a BA in Latin American Studies from New York University and a master of public health in epidemiology and global health from Columbia University. I have been based in India, Argentina and Nicaragua for extended periods. I speak Spanish (and can order a good meal in several other languages).