Rita Baron-Faust is seasoned health educator, an award-winning medical journalist, and the author of six books on women’s health. Ms. Baron-Faust earned a Masters degree in Public Health from Hunter College/CUNY in Urban Public Health/Community Health Education with a citation for academic achievement. She is a Certified Public Health Education Specialist (CHES) and a frequent speaker on women’s health. Her most recent book, “The Autoimmune Connection: Essential Information for Women on Diagnosis, Treatment, and Getting on with Your Life” from McGraw-Hill, will be published in a completely revised edition in 2015. Ms. Baron-Faust is currently an adjunct professor at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights. Her current courses include “Contemporary Health Issues,” and “Death, Dying, and Grieving.” She is also regular contributor to RheumatologyNetwork.com, where her work includes a monthly rheumatoid arthritis newsletter and a topic center on psoriatic arthritis, and contributes to SeniorPlanet.org/Aging with Attitude. For more than a decade, Ms. Baron-Faust has served as a national educator for the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA), speaking at patient forums around the country. She was a member of the AARDA executive board for six years. Ms. BaronFaust is the recipient of more than two dozen awards for excellence in medical journalism and a former finalist for a National Magazine Award.
Women’s health issues, aging issues, Alzheimer’s disease, autoimmune diseases, mental health (depression, anxiety, etc), cardiovascular diseases, breast cancer, cancer/oncology, culture and health, sexuality
Recent AHCJ training
Health Journalism 2013 | 2018 Urban Health Journalism Workshop | Health Journalism 2019 | Journalism Workshop on Aging & Health