I’m a freelance writer who specializes in long-form and investigative features. I write regularly for the Los Angeles Times and the California Health Report, and my work has appeared in the San Jose Mercury News, the Monterey County Herald, the Santa Cruz Sentinel, KQED State of Health and a variety of other publications. My reporting interests include health and wellness, disparities in health, inequities in health care access, women’s health, children’s health, poverty and violence as public health issues, and other topics related to social justice. Originally trained as a biologist, I've always been curious about the world around me—and this insatiable curiosity drives my writing. I’m bilingual in English and Spanish. Website: http://lilydayton.com/