Heather Boerner is an award winning independent journalist whose work has appeared in PBS NewsHour, NPR, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast and elsewhere. She has served as a contributing editor for the HIV website TheBody.com and covers HIV for Medscape Medical News. She is a winner of the Best HIV/AIDS Coverage award from the Association of LGBTQ Journalists. She has shared her expertise as a speaker on podcasts, a panelist and moderator of health journalism conference panels, and as a speaker on creative nonfiction. Her book, Positively Negative: Love, Pregnancy, and Science’s Surprising Victory Over HIV, came out in 2014.
Health care policy, HIV/AIDS, HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), social determinants of health, racism in healthcare, sexism in clinical trials, transgender health, clinical trials, research, women's health, LGBTQ health, access to care, narrative, longform features, profiles, narrative editing
Recent AHCJ training
Health Journalism 2009 | Health Journalism 2012 | Business of Health Care Workshop, 2011 | Covering Immigrant Health, 2012 | Health Journalism 2014 | Health Journalism 2015 | Fellowships | Health Journalism 2016 | Health Journalism 2017 | 2017 CER Fellowship | Health Journalism 2018
HJ2009-CA | HJ2012-CA | HJ2014-CA | HJ2016-CA | AHCJ-CDC Health Journalism Fellowship, 2017