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Hannah Furfaro

Health  &  Science  Journalist 


I'm an award-winning health and science journalist with more than a decade of writing and editing experience. My stories take readers into the lives of scientists, patients and clinicians working to make the practices of science and health care more equitable. I incorporate principals of both watchdog and solutions journalism into my daily work.

Stories I've written have appeared in The Atlantic, Slate, Science, Scientific American, The Seattle Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Scientist, The Guardian, Audubon Magazine, The Associated Press and The Fresno Bee.

I am a 2022-23 Rosalynn Carter Center Fellow for Mental Health Journalism and USC Data Journalism Fellow. I've received several awards including first place in AHCJ's beat reporting category in 2023, the Best of the West Explanatory Journalism award in 2021 and the Taylor/Blakeslee Fellowship from the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing. In 2019, I was a finalist for a Deadline Club Award, and in 2020 I was a finalist for a NIHCM award.

I also fact-check books.

My Work


Mental Health

Enterprise and investigative projects that probe systemic inequities and lack of access to Washington's mental health care system.

Other Health Stories

Watchdog stories, profiles and international reporting on the pharmaceutical industry, a cluster of people in Colombia with a rare genetic condition and other topics.

Science and the Environment

Enterprise and feature stories about climate change, energy and ecology.

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