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Kellie Schmitt's blog posts

posted 01/31/2022
The state is on the cusp of becoming the first to offer all residents health care coverage, regardless of their immigration status.
posted 01/21/2022
STAT's Helen Branswell and The Atlantic's Katherine J. Wu talk COVID reporting and managing the overwhelm.
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.

Kellie Schmitt's Blog

“I think it would be a bit cavalier to all of a sudden say, We’re completely through with it,” Dr... more »
posted 10/06/22
The move in health care to value-based payments has not solved racial health disparities. In some... more »
posted 08/16/22
ProPublica reporter Duaa Eldeib and oncologist Dr. Kashyap Patel describe the still-unfolding... more »
posted 07/15/22

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 »