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Robert J. Davis

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Robert J. Davis

medical journalist, president and editor-in-chief
Everwell
Expertise: 
medical reporting, health policy, epidemiology,

Biography

Robert J. Davis, Ph.D., M.P.H., has more than 20 years' experience as a health and medical journalist. Currently, he serves as president and editor-in-chief of Everwell, a company that creates and distributes consumer health video content. Previously, he was executive producer of the award-winning PBS series "HealthWeek," a producer for CNN medical news, and a columnist for WebMD and The Wall Street Journal.  Davis teaches at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health and is the author of two books, The Healthy Skeptic (University of California Press, 2008) and Coffee Is Good for You (Penguin/Perigee, 2012).  A graduate of Princeton University, he holds a master's degree in public health from Emory and a Ph.D. in health policy from Brandeis University, where he was a Pew Foundation Fellow.

For information about his new book: www.coffeeisgoodforyoubook.com

Announcements

“Racism in medicine is a national emergency.” That’s how journalist Nicholas St. Fleur characterized the crisis facing American health care this spring, as his team at STAT embarked on “Color Code,” an eight-episode series exploring medical mistrust in communities of color across the country. In this webinar, we’ll take inspiration from their work to discuss strategies and examples for telling stories about inequities, disparities and racism in health care systems. Sign-up here!

The USC Center for Health Journalism at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is seeking two Engagement Editors to serve as thought leaders in one of the most innovative and rewarding arenas in journalism today – “engaged reporting” that puts the community at the center of the reporting process. Learn more about the positions and apply to join our team.

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