Heather Boerner

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Name

Heather Boerner

Affiliation

Independent Journalist

City

Pittsburgh

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PA

Country

United States

Website

Twitter

Bio

Heather Boerner is an award winning independent journalist whose work has appeared in PBS NewsHour, NPR Shots, 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. Her book, Positively Negative: Love, Pregnancy, and Science’s Surprising Victory Over HIV, came out in 2014. 

Specialties

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

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Member since:

2008

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

Fellowships

HJ2009-CA | HJ2012-CA | HJ2014-CA | HJ2016-CA | AHCJ-CDC Health Journalism Fellowship, 2017