Health and Science Reporting


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Student Work

Here’s a sampling of work that Health & Science students produced for class and later published:

  • Shantal Riley, ’19, published her capstone project in Vice: this expose about chemical contaminants leaching from a U.S. military base into drinking water in Newburgh, N.Y.
  • Kara Brown, ’19, wrote for the Introduction to Health Journalism class about the need to protect one’s scalp with sunscreen and later published it in Well + Good.
  • Ben Powers, ’19, investigated the psychology of cringiness for the Science Journalism class, and Popular Science bought the story.
  • Molly Enking, ’18, revealed in PBS NewsHour the lengths to which women go to give birth naturally after a previous C-section, because doctors often consider the practice riskier than it really is.
  • Lori Freshwater, ’17, and Brett Dahlberg, ’17, wrote an expose in the Village Voice about a New York doctor who sexually abused patients.
  • Amy Mackinnon, ’18, described in Tonic an increasingly common eating disorder called diabulimia, in which people with type 1 diabetes lose weight by skipping their insulin shots, often with devastating health consequences.

Contact Us

Do you have a question about the Health and Science program? If so, please contact us.

Emily Laber-Warren
Director of Health and Science Reporting