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Kellie Schmitt's blog posts

posted 04/09/2020
Veteran science journalist Lisa Krieger gives a quick masterclass on breaking down the crisis into meaningful stories.
posted 03/25/2020
Dr. Shantanu Nundy explains why the idea of putting swabs in the hands of Americans is gaining traction.
posted 03/20/2020
Ace medical reporter Lisa Krieger of the San Jose Mercury shares timely reporting tips, with added insights from Stanford's Dr. Seema Yasmin and communications expert Glen Nowak.
posted 03/19/2020
“We have not only a real public health threat but this novel coronavirus is really affecting the economy, and this is going to have implications for state revenues,” one analyst said.
posted 03/11/2020
“We’ve evolved to seek information for situations we consider dangerous,” says misinformation expert Carl Bergstrom. “But by trying to get fresher information, you’re degrading the quality.”
posted 02/24/2020
Health reporters from Politico and The Washington Post joined Urban's Linda Blumberg for a fresh look at the candidates' plans for health reform— and the very real challenges they'd face.
posted 02/14/2020
The CDC called to tell local officials that a plane with Americans returning from the center of the coronavirus outbreak was set to land in 11 hours. A doctor leading the response shares what happened next.
posted 02/03/2020
The California State Assembly recently passed AB 890, which would give “full practice authority” to nurse practitioners. But a California physicians group opposes the bill.
posted 01/22/2020
Simon Haeder has studied narrow health insurance networks for years, but it wasn’t until the professor's 4-year-old son cracked his tooth that he really appreciated the practical implications.
posted 09/16/2019
The Trump administration’s new public charge rule could discourage immigrants from accessing everything from emergency services to free flu shots, health experts warn.

Kellie Schmitt's Blog

Veteran science journalist Lisa Krieger gives a quick masterclass on breaking down the crisis... more »
posted 04/09/20
Dr. Shantanu Nundy explains why the idea of putting swabs in the hands of Americans is gaining... more »
posted 03/25/20
Ace medical reporter Lisa Krieger of the San Jose Mercury shares timely reporting tips, with... more »
posted 03/20/20

Kellie Schmitt's Work

Kern's physicians come from many far-flung corners of the globe. Dr. Carlo Amazona originally from the Philippines shares how his experience growing up with no doctor made him becoming one.

Dr. Elyzabat Tadros shares her journey to become a doctor from her native Sudan to her current home in Bakersfield.

Kern's physicians come from many far-flung corners of the globe. This piece takes a look at several compelling personal journeys.

Collaborative Reporting

Recently signed legislation capped a big year for efforts to combat a regional disease long... more »