2002 Kaiser Mini-Fellows

2001/2002 Kaiser Mini-Fellows

Constance Alexander, freelance writer and independent producer, WKMS-FM
Reporting Area: End-of-life issues in rural western Kentucky.

Jenni Bergal, reporter, The Sun-Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Reporting Area: The Broward County mental health court – a model way to address cases involving mentally ill defendants?

Jill Brown, managing editor, Managed Care Week
Reporting Area: Converting Blue Cross/Blue Shield plans to for-profit companies, and the implications for enrollees.

Dudley Clendinen, author
Reporting Area: Growing old in America: life in a geriatric high-rise, a microcosm of coping with the new old age, on the shore of Tampa Bay.

Mary Coffman, co-director, Medill News Service, Washington, D.C.
Reporting Area: The impact of direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs.

Barbara Feder, medical reporter, The San Jose Mercury News
Reporting Area: The search for a viable microbicide-the politics, policy, research, and ethical issues surrounding clinical trials.
Slowly, AIDS Spotlight Focuses on Microbicides for Women,” July 23, 2004

Jean Fisher, health/business writer, The News & Observer, Raleigh, NC
Reporting Area: The impact of managed care on academic medical centers.

Susan Thom Loubet, public radio host, KUNM/Radio, New Mexico
Reporting Area: Healthcare outreach efforts to special populations in New Mexico – how well do they work?

Camille Mojica Rey, freelance writer
Reporting Area: Changing the way Americans eat and exercise, with a focus on communities of color.

Ann Pappert, freelance writer
Reporting Area: Healthcare after welfare reform-the experience of residents in an inner-city New York neighborhood.

Tom Paulson, science/medical reporter, and Mike Urban, photographer, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Reporting Area: Efforts to tackle global health challenges, and transform the health status of communities worldwide.

Julie Reynolds, editor, El Andar magazine
Reporting Area: The impact of AIDS among migrant workers in California, and in their hometowns in Mexico.

Stephen Smith, managing editor and correspondent, American RadioWorks, Minnesota Public Radio
Reporting Area: The Cuban health care system.

Jamie Stobie, public television documentary producer
Reporting Area: How technological advances are being used and adapted by people with disabilities.

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