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Kellie Schmitt's blog posts

posted 12/17/2021
Dr. Céline Gounder dissects the latest omicron news and shares advice for journalists grappling with a sea of unknowns.
posted 12/09/2021
The survey from RAND finds a sizeable drop in awareness from last year's highs.
posted 11/17/2021
The intersection of race and place proves key to understanding the gaps.
posted 11/05/2021
Reporters Tony Barboza and Anna Phillips take us behind the scenes of their yearlong investigation.
posted 10/04/2021
The Eviction Lab's Peter Hepburn joined attorney Tina Rosales and Bloomberg CityLab's Kriston Capps to discuss the eviction crisis.
posted 09/20/2021
New research has some surprising findings that challenge old assumptions about Medicaid.
posted 09/13/2021
Antibodies wane with time, but other layers of cell defenses remain ready to deploy, panelists explain.
posted 08/23/2021
A researcher, advocate and journalist share a terminology primer, policy updates and ideas for coverage.
posted 07/27/2021
Why we need to expand the public health ecosystem, and other lessons from the prominent columnist and physician.
posted 06/11/2021
As U.S. vaccination rates plummet, an expert panel discusses whether new incentives such as prizes and lotteries could help the country meet its vaccination goal.

Kellie Schmitt's Blog

ProPublica reporter Duaa Eldeib and oncologist Dr. Kashyap Patel describe the still-unfolding... more »
posted 07/15/22
The series puts the emphasis on the validity of a patient’s feelings and emotions surrounding a... more »
posted 07/04/22
A veteran investigative reporter unpacks one of the pandemic's biggest tragedies. more »
posted 05/27/22

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 »