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2018 Data Fellows

2018 California Data Fellows

Francie Diephealth reporter for the Pacific Standard, investigates the availability of medically assisted treatment at publicly funded opioid addiction treatment centers in California.

Paloma Esquivel, Inland Empire reporter for the Los Angeles Times, investigates problems in the delivery of health care and mental health care to undocumented immigrants who are detainees at a privately run detention facility. Her project will be co-published in the Times’ Spanish-language newspaper, Hoy.  

Joe Goldeen, reporter for The Record in Stockton, looked into barriers to health care for the uninsured and underinsured, principally undocumented Latinos, in San Joaquin County.

Nicole Hayden, an investigative reporter for the Desert Sun in Palm Springs, investigated how the regular destruction of homeless encampments by a local agency affected with the delivery of health services to homeless individuals by mobile health care providers.

Nikie Johnson, a data journalist for the Southern California Newspaper Group, investigated problems in the provision of health care and mental care to inmates at four county jails. Her project was co-published in SCNG’s Spanish-language newspapers, La Prensa and Excélsior,

Kerry Klein, a reporter for Valley Public Radio, looked into trends in opioid use, misuse and treatment in Kern County, which has experienced a notable increase in opioid overdoses in recent years.

Michelle Faust Raghavenhealth reporter for Southern California Public Radio, reported on trends in elder abuse in the Los Angeles area.

Vikaas Shanker, a reporter for the Merced Sun-Star, reported on obesity among children and youth in the Merced area and the role of school food.

David Washburn, a reporter for EdSource, investigated the reasons behind high rates of chronic absenteeism in many of California's rural communities.  

Jared Whitlock, health reporter for the San Diego Business Journal, looked into how a surge of Medi-Cal patients was affecting hospitals' bottom lines in San Diego, as well as how a shortage of psychiatric beds affects patient care

2018 National Data Fellows

Giles Brucea health reporter for the Times of Northwest Indiana, investigated why Indiana has a disproportionately high number of children both reported for child abuse or neglect and placed into foster care.  

Lisa Gartner, an investigative reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, investigate dmaltreatment at the privately owned and operated facilities to which Pennsylvania sends most of its juvenile offenders.

Richard Lordinvestigative reporter and editor for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, oversaw an eight-person team that reported on the causes and effects of concentrated child poverty in parts of southwestern Pennsylvania and explore potential solutions.

Deidre McPhillipsdata editor for U.S. News and World Report, looked into the relationship between bullying and childhood health disparities.

Cassandra Jaramillo, a features reporter for the Dallas Morning News,  looked into teen suicide in Texas in the context of gender, racial and ethnic disparities.

Anna Claire Vollers, an investigative reporter for Alabama Media Group, looked into child abuse deaths in Alabama for insights into how poverty contributes to child maltreatment.

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