I am a freelance reporter in the Chicago area who contributes to publications like Kaiser Health News and the Center for Health Journalism's Children's Health Matters blog. I previously worked the health beat as a staffer for The Times of Northwest Indiana and the Lawrence (Kansas) Journal-World. I did a 2016 National Fellowship on the alarming number of infant deaths in Indiana, and a 2018 Data Fellowship on the high rates of child abuse and neglect in the state.