2008 Kaiser Media Fellows

Aliyah Baruchin, freelance health contributor, The New York Times and other news outlets, New York, NY
Racial and ethnic disparities in health care

Steve Bogira, freelance journalist and author, Chicago, IL
The impact of poverty and race on health, and the disparity in health care, reflected in two adjacent city neighborhoods

Greg Branch, freelance journalist, former Managing Editor, BET News, New York, NY
Recruitment of medical personnel from Africa and Asia and its impact on the developing world and on U.S. medical policies

Karen Brown, health reporter/producer, WFCR-FM Radio, Western New England
An in-depth look at Massachusetts health reform in action – what’s working, what’s not, and what other states can learn

Karen Houppert, freelance reporter and author; special correspondent, The Washington Post Magazine, Baltimore, MD
The state of drug treatment in the U.S., and the human and financial costs of drug treatment policies

Naseem Sowti Miller, health reporter, The Ocala Star-Banner, FL
The quality of medical care in jail and prisons, and the broader impact on public health and health care

Jeremy Olson, medical reporter, St. Paul Pioneer-Press, MN
An exploration of the long-term care crisis andthe social, financial and political solutions

Renata Simone, independent documentary film producer and reporter, Boson, MA
The rise of medical tourism, access and affordability of health insurance, and the globalization of health care

Robert Winn, independent documentary film producer, New York, NY
The unintended impact of anti-immigrant policies on other disadvantaged communities

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