Welcome (and follow) AHCJ’s newest members!

About Len Bruzzese

Len Bruzzese is the executive director of AHCJ and its Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism. He also is an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and served for nearly 20 years in daily journalism.

These journalists have joined AHCJ recently:

  • Pelin Ogut, student, Anadolu University; Eskisehir, Turkey
  • Veronique LaCapra, science & technology reporter, KWMU-St. Louis (@KWMUscience)
  • Rachel Boehm, student, American University; Washington, D.C. (@rachelboehm)
  • Becky Lang, health/science/environmental editor, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; Milwaukee (@langb)
  • Janice Lloyd, reporter/blogger, USA Today; McLean, Va. (@janicenlloyd)
  • Jennifer Gordon, health reporter, St. Joseph News-Press; St. Joseph, Mo.
  • Linda Marsa, contributing editor, Discover; Los Angeles
  • Robin Donovan, writer, Cincinnati (@RobinKD)
  • Brittany Davis, reporter, Health News Florida; Hollywood, Fla.
  • Brittany Hart, reporter, Dayton Business Journal; Dayton, Ohio (@ReporterHart)
  • Stephen Smith, reporter, Boston Globe; Boston
  • Nancy Monson, writer/editor, Shelton, Conn.
  • David Whelan, staff writer, Forbes Magazine; Philadelphia (@WhelanHealth)
  • Gergana Koleva, reporter, WalletPop; Jackson Heights, N.Y. (@gerganakoleva)
  • William Looney, editor in chief, Pharmaceutical Executive Magazine / Advanstar; New York
  • Megan Scudellari, reporter, Durham, N.C. (@Scudellari)
  • Rita Rubin, medical reporter, USA Today; Bethesda, Md. (@ritarubin)
  • Carrie Gann, student, University of North Carolina; Chapel Hill, N.C. (@carrie_gann)
  • Harry Dugmore, director: Discovery Centre for Health Journalism, Rhodes University; Grahamstown, South Africa
  • Alana Kornfeld, senior editor, Huffington Post; New York (@alanaekornfeld)
  • Samuel Hornblower, associate producer, 60 Minutes; New York (@SamHornblower)
  • Jessika Boedeker, student, University of Georgia; Athens, Ga. (@JessikaBoedeker)
  • Amy Karon, student, University of Wisconsin; Madison, Wis. (@amykaron)
  • Chelsea Toledo, student, University of Georgia; Athens, Ga. (@BiancaMocha)
  • Denise Peterson, editorial director, Elsevier Business Intelligence; Washington, D.C. (@PinkSheetDenise)
  • Audrey Dutton, reporter, Idaho Statesman; Boise, Idaho (@audreydutton)
  • Jeanne Pinder, founder, ClearHealthCosts.com; Pelham, N.Y.
  • Alexander Friedman, independent journalist, independent journalist; Philadelphia
  • Marcie McClellan, student, University of Georgia; Athens, Ga.
  • Alison Knezevich, reporter, The Charleston Gazette; Charleston, W.V. (@aliknez)
  • Peter Loftus, reporter, Dow Jones NewsWires; Philadelphia (@loftus)
  • J. Daniel Flaysakier, senior medical editor, Fance 2 TV; Paris (@jdflaysakier)
  • Joy Chavez Mapaye, assistant professor, University of Alaska; Anchorage, Alaska
  • Michael Bassett, writer/editor, Holliston, Mass.
  • Richard Besser, chief health & medical editor, ABC News; New York (@drrichardbesser)
  • Connie Mitchell, writer, Lee’s Summit, Mo.
  • Robyn Abree, writer, Roswell, Ga.
  • Yanli Liu, student, University of Georgia; Athens, Ga.
  • Cynthia Ramnarace, writer, Rockaway Beach, N.Y. (@cramnarace)
  • Raymond Carter, senior editor/editor, Accountable Care News, Medical Home News; Rancho Cordova, Calif.
  • Erin McCoy, student, University of North Carolina-Greensboro; Rocky Mount, N.C.
  • Sherri Tenpenny, writer, Middleburg Heights, Ohio (@BusyDrT)
  • Arian Smedley, reporter, Athens, Ohio (@arianceleste)
  • Lauren Stone, student, John’s Hopkins School of Public Health; Baltimore, Md.
  • Sy Kraft, staff writer, Medical News Today; Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Lauren Whaley, multimedia reporter, Center for Health Reporting; Alhambra, Calif.
  • Janet Moore, medical technology reporter, Minneapolis Star Tribune; Minneapolis
  • Patrick Skerrett, editor, Harvard Health Publications; Boston
  • Bara Vaida, contributing writer, Kaiser Health News; Washington, D.C. (@barav)
  • Felicia Harris, student, University of Georgia; Athens, Ga. (@felicialynne)
  • Lexie Verdon, writer, Kaiser Health News; Arlington, Va.
  • Molly Battistelli, project director, University of California, San Francisco; Santa Monica, Calif.
  • Chelsy Willis, student, University of Georgia; Athens, Ga. (@ccw85)
  • Hannah Wolfson, reporter, The Birmingham News; Birmingham, Ala.
  • Kathleen Doheny, independent journalist, Burbank, Calif.
  • Angela Townsend, health reporter, Cleveland Plain Dealer; Cleveland
  • Constance Alexander, freelancer writer/columnist, Murray Ledger & Times; Murray, Ky.
  • Coshandra Dillard, reporter, Tyler Morning Telegraph; Tyler, Texas (@cvdillard)
  • Larry Dreiling, reporter, High Plains Journal; Hays, Kan. (@ldreiling)
  • Michelle Rupe Eubanks, reporter, TimesDaily; Florence, Ala.
  • Chris Fleisher, reporter, Valley News; White River Junction, Vt.
  • Sheila Hagar, reporter, Walla Walla Union-Bulletin; Walla Walla, Wash. (@nbsheilahagar)
  • Maunete Loeks, reporter, Star-Herald; Scottsbluff, Neb. (@mloeks76)
  • Matthew Mikus, reporter, St. Ignace News; St. Ignace, Mich. (@mikusmatt)
  • Shannon Muchmore, reporter, Tulsa World; Tulsa, Okla. (@smuchmore)
  • Molly Newman, reporter, Marshfield News-Herald; Marshfield, Wis.
  • Loretta Sword, reporter, The Pueblo Chieftain; Pueblo, Colo.
  • Stacy Temple, reporter, The News-Star; Monroe, La.
  • Edward Stannard, reporter, New Haven Register; New Haven, Conn.
  • Ciara O’Rourke, reporter, Austin American-Statesman; Austin, Texas (@ciaraorourke)
  • Sean Carr, reporter, BestWeek Insurance News; Washington, D.C.
  • Amanda Cuda Swavy, reporter, Connecticut Post; Bridgeport, Conn. (@amandacuda)
  • Amani Ghouleh, editor/publisher, Arab Horizon Newspaper; Oak Lawn, Ill.
  • DeSaundra Harris-Sullivan, reporter, American Urban Radio Networks; Pittsburgh
  • Tracey Zhu, reporter, The Epoch Times; Bethany, Conn.
  • Linda Jue, executive editor, G.W. Williams Center for Independent Journalism; San Francisco
  • Jamila Bey, independent journalist, Washington, D.C. (@jbey)
  • Tressa Kirby, student, Georgetown University; Washington, D.C. (@tressairis)
  • Nicole Egan, writer, People Magazine; Royersford, Pa.
  • Hoag Levins, managing editor, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics; Philadelphia (@HoagLevins)
  • Charles Fiegl, Washington reporter, American Medical News; Washington, D.C. (@CFiegl)
  • Chris Rizo, health care policy reporter, BNA; Sacramento, Calif.
  • Tara Grimes, student, University of Missouri; Columbia, Mo. (@taraeg)
  • Jennifer Meckles, student, University of Missouri; Columbia, Mo. (@jenmeckles)
  • Lainie Mullen, student, University of Missouri; Columbia, Mo.
  • Laura Putre, writer, Lakewood, Ohio (@lauraputre)
  • Jennifer Ringler, associate editor, Pharmaceutical Executive Magazine; Woodridge, N.J. (@JenniferRingler)
  • Yvonne Lee, senior editor, CR Magazine; Philadelphia
  • Pieter Droppert, medical science writer, Biotech Strategy Blog; Hoboken, N.J. (@3NT)
  • Emily Paulsen, writer, Kensington, Pa. (@eapwriter)
  • Kathy Warwick, writer, Madison, Wis.
  • Karen Blum, writer, Owings Mills, Md.
  • Angie Drobnic Holan, reporter, St. Petersburg Times; St. Petersburg, Fla. (@angieholan)
  • Sabrina Siddiqui, writer, Reston, Va. (@SabrinaSiddiqui)
  • Sally Church, science writer, Pharma Strategy Blog; Jersey City, N.J. (@MaverickNY)
  • Eric Porterfield, dir. global health communications, United Nations Foundation; Washington, D.C. (@ericporterfield)
  • Melissa Burden, reporter, The Detroit News; Detroit
  • David Woods, chief executive officer, HMI Publishing; Philadelphia
  • Owen Covington, reporter, Triad Business Journal; Greensboro, N.C. (@TBJOwen)
  • Katie Bunker, senior health writer, Dell; Centreville, Va. (@bunkdc)
  • Pesha Rubinstein, assistant editor, Alliance for Continuing Education; Teaneck, N.J.
  • Lynn La, student, Columbia University; New York
  • Pamela Schaeffer, editor, Health Progress; St. Louis
  • Lena Lidberg, reporter, Stockholm
  • Mark Abdelmalek, producer/contributor, ABC News; Philadelphia (@markmalek)
  • Rose Tibayan, student; New York (@rosetibayan)
  • David Gorn, reporter, California Healthline; Sacramento, Calif.
  • Michael Fitzhugh, independent journalist, Berkeley, Calif. (@mfitz)
  • Abraham Aboraya, staff writer, Orlando Business Journal; Orlando, Fla.
  • Judy Stone, writer, Cumberland, Md. (@DRJudyStone)
  • Dorene Robinson, writer, Bellevue, Wash. (@BeyondDiets)
  • Jackie Crosby, reporter, Star Tribune; Minneapolis, Minn. (@JackieCrosby)
  • Tatiana Sanchez, intern, Kaiser Media Fellow; New York (@TatianaYSanchez)
  • Olga Pierce, reporter, ProPublica; New York (@olgapierce)
  • Linda Thrasybule, intern, Kaiser Media Fellow; New York (@lthrasy)
  • Delia Hernandez, reporter, KUPN-TV Univision, Fisher Corporation; Portland, Ore.
  • Julie Sullivan, staff writer, The Oregonian; Portland, Ore. (@JulieSullivanOR)
  • Elizabeth Dwoskin, staff writer, The Village Voice; Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Katherine Gibas, reporter, YNN-Time Warner Cable; Syracuse, N.Y.
  • Katti Gray, independent journalist, Brooklyn, N.Y. (@KattiGray)
  • Jane Lerner, staff writer, The Journal News; New City, N.Y.
  • Patti Singer, health reporter, Democrat and Chronicle; Rochester, N.Y. (@itsabouthealth)
  • Amber Smith, staff writer, The (Syracuse) Post Standard; Syracuse, N.Y. (@ambersith)
  • James Mulder, senior business writer, The Post Standard; Syracuse, N.Y.
  • Rebecca Trevett, writer, Watertown Daily Times; Watertown, N.Y. (@REBTREV)
  • Chet Cooper, founder/publisher, Ability Magazine; Huntington Beach, Calif.
  • Heather Loeb, health editor, About.com; Chicago (@hloeb)
  • Taren Grom, editor, PharmaLinx LLC; Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Kate Lowenstein, health editor, About.com; New York (@k8lo)
  • Brian McVicar, reporter, The Muskegon Chronicle; Fruitport, Mich.
  • Amy Brittain, reporter, The Star-Ledger; Newark, N.J. (@amystarledger)
  • Susan London, independent journalist, Seattle
  • Carole Carson, independent journalist, Nevada City, Calif. (@CaroleCarson)
  • Rose Tibayan; New York (@rosetibayan)
  • Amelia Beltramini, caporedattore, Focus Gruener un Jahr/Mondadori; Milano, Italy
  • Shereen Jegtvig, independent journalist, Prescott, WI (@sjegtvig)
  • Luana Ritch, bureau chief, UNLV/School of Public Health; Carson City, Nev.
  • Nicholas Butler, project director/health literacy, University of Missouri; Columbia, Mo.
  • Denise Early, blogger, Tucsoncitizen.com; Tucson, Arizona
  • Anne Boyd, independent journalist, Austin, Texas
  • Saerom Yoo, reporter, Statesman Journal; Salem, Ore. (@syoo)
  • Catherine Wise, reporter/producer, PBS NewsHour; San Francisco
  • Valerie Newitt, managing editor, ADVANCE; King of Prussia, Pa.
  • Misty Williams, health care reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution; Atlanta
  • Jessica Bylander, FDA editor, The Gray Sheet; Rockville, Md.
  • Frank Strona, student, San Jose State University; San Francisco (@HealthCommTech)
  • Amy Sacks, student, Hunter College, School of Public Health; New York (@amysacksnyc)
  • Amy Harmon, national correspondent, The New York Times; New York (@amyharmon)
  • Katherine Nocera, reporter, Politico; Washington, D.C.
  • Devi Nampiaparampil, independent journalist, New York
  • Alia Wong, student, Boston University; Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Reyna Jones, independent journalist, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Jeff Truesdell, staff writer, People Magazine; St. Louis (@jhtruesdell)
  • Karen Sampson Hoffman, health information specialist, National Resource Center on AD/HD; Hanover, Md.
  • Amy Bild, student, University of Missouri; Columbia, Mo.
  • Linda Rath, independent journalist, Sedona, Ariz.
  • Michele Berman, managing partner, Celebrity Diagnosis LLC; Chestnut Hill, Mass.
  • Patrick Carone, independent journalist, Indiana, Pa. (@PatCarone)
  • Sandra Gordon, independent journalist, Weston, Conn. (@sgordonwriter)
  • Alisa Hughley, managing editor, enBloom Media, LLC; Washington, D.C.
  • Mallika Marshall, doctor, New England Cable News; Wellesley, Mass.
  • David Sell, reporter, The Philadelphia Inquirer; Philadelphia (@DavidCSell)
  • Michelle Sipics, content developer / science writer, historyofvaccines.org; Philadelphia (@michellesipics)
  • Rabiya Tuma, independent journalist, independent journalist; Emeryville, CA (@rabiyatuma)

If you haven’t joined yet, see what member benefits you’re missing out on: Access to more than 50 journals and databases, special data sets, tip sheets and articles from your colleagues on how they’ve reported stories, conferences, workshops, online training, reporting guides and more. Join AHCJ today to get a wealth of support and tools to help you.

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