Welcome AHCJ’s newest members

welcome-matPlease welcome these new professional and student members to AHCJ.

All new members are welcome to stop by this post’s comment section to introduce themselves.

  • Molly Aldridge, independent journalist, Chapel Hill, N.C.
  • Cara Anthony, Midwest correspondent, Kaiser Health News, St. Louis, Mo. (@CaraRAnthony)
  • Ruby Bailey, professor, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.
  • Deborah Blumberg, Houston
  • Catherine Burger, CEO & founder, Nurse Leader Mastermind, Boise, Idaho
  • Eliizabeth Doran, staff writer, The Post-Standard/Syracuse.com, Syracuse, N.Y. (@LizDoranLD)
  • Danielle DuClos, student journalist, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.
  • Erica Edwards, editor, improvement publications, OCHIN, Inc., Portland, Ore.
  • Marnie Eisenstadt, reporter, The Post-Standard/Syracuse.com, Syracuse, N.Y.
  • Clary Estes, independent journalist, Paris, Ky. (@claryestes)
  • Shahla Farzan, reporter, St. Louis Public Radio, Saint Louis, Mo. (@ShahlaFarzan)
  • Eric Flack, investigative reporter, WUSA, Washington, D.C. (@EricFlackTV)
  • Kyoko Kasuga, independent journalist, Dallas
  • Matt Krupnick, independent journalist, Brooklyn, N.Y. (@mattkrupnick)
  • Erik Lacitis, reporter, The Seattle Times, Vashon, Wash.
  • Martin LaMonica, deputy editor, The Conversation, Arlington, Mass. (@mlamonica)
  • Jack Lee, student, University of California, Santa Cruz, Milpitas, Calif. (@jackjlee)
  • Rhonda LeValdo, reporter, National Native News/Native Spirit Radio, Lawrence, Kan. (@rhondalevaldo)
  • Katerina Levchenko, independent journalist, Minsk, (@simplythehealth)
  • Caroline Lewis, contributor, New York Public Radio, Brooklyn, N.Y. (@clewisreports)
  • Chelsea Logan, content editor, Healthline, San Francisco
  • Patrick Lohmann, reporter, The Post-Standard/Syracuse.com, Syracuse, N.Y. (@PatLohmann)
  • Laura Lopez Gonzalez, deputy editor, Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism, Benicia, Calif. (@LLopezGonzalez)
  • Mariah Manoylov, student, New York University, Brooklyn, N.Y. (@mmanoylov)
  • Melissa Matthews, health writer, Men’s Health, Brooklyn, N.Y. (@M_Matthews)
  • Laura McArdle, associate editor, Everyday Health, Manhattan, N.Y. (@lauramcardleehg)
  • Annika Merrilees, business reporter, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, Mo. (@annie3mer)
  • Jaivir Rathore, director, epilepsy division, Department of Neurology, Watson Clinic, Lakeland, Fla. (@DrJRathoreMD)
  • Benjamin Ryan, independent journalist, New York (@benryanwriter)
  • Helen Santoro, independent journalist, Gunnison, Colo. (@helenwsantoro)
  • Leoleli Schwartz, editor, Medscape, Vancouver, British Columbia (@leoleli)
  • Adam Stone, independent journalist, Annapolis, Md.
  • Christina Sumners, graduate student, Texas A&M, Bryan, Texas (@cbsumners)
  • Jensen Werley, reporter, Denver Business Journal, Denver (@jensenwerley)
  • Susan Wiesinger, professor, California State University, Chico, Calif.

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3 thoughts on “Welcome AHCJ’s newest members

  1. Avatar photoBenjamin Ryan

    Hello all. I am an editor at large at POZ magazine and its sister publications Hep and Cancer Health, where I cover the science of HIV, hepatitis C and cancer. I have also written for The New York Times, The Guardian, New York, The Nation, The Atlantic, The Marshall Project, The Village Voice, The New York Observer, Men’s Journal, City & State, Quartz, Out and The Advocate. My web site is http://www.benryan.net and my Twitter is http://www.twitter.com/benryanwriter.

    In my investigative work, I exposed Governor Rick Scott’s administration for overseeing the effective blocking of $70 million to combat Florida’s HIV crisis. I also broke new ground in the narrative behind Harvey Weinstein’s questionable financial dealings with the HIV charity amfAR. And I assisted with a Times investigation into nursing homes that are hotbeds of a highly fatal drug-resistant fungal infection.

  2. Avatar photoDeborah Blumberg

    Hello everyone! I’m a health and wellness and business writer and former DJ/Wall Street Journal reporter. I’ve been meaning to join for a while. I tend to write a lot about chronic health issues and integrative/functional medicine. In the last month, I’ve been doing a bunch of reporting on COVID-19, so figured now was a great time to join. Looking forward to getting to know everyone!

    (Deborah Lynn Blumberg)

  3. Avatar photoJaivir Rathore

    Thank you AHCJ for this honor and congratulations to all fellow new members! Its a privilege to introduce myself on this distinguished forum. I am Dr. Jaivir Rathore (Dr.J) a board certified neurologist and neurosurgical epilepsy/seizure specialist; fellowship trained at Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins, I was Chief Epilepsy Fellow, part time neurology faculty and Vice-Chair of Johns Hopkins Clinical Fellows Council in Baltimore MD. Currently serving as the Director, Division of Epilepsy, Dept of Neurology, Watson Clinic and Consultant neurologist at Lakeland Regional Health (5th largest hospital in Florida and one of the busiest ER in the US). I am a Harvard published researcher, my work as a lead author had NIH funding through Cleveland Clinic and I also serve as a scientific reviewer for the official journal (Neurology) of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). I am new to healthcare journalism and wish to help spread the healthcare awareness and mitigate the ignorance and falsehood that’s rampant here in US and across the globe. I am interested in collaborating with esteemed writers here, please let me know. Stay Safe! Thanks!


    Jaivir S. Rathore, M.D.

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