Joanne Kenan

Joanne Kenen has been the Journalist in Residence at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (BSPH) since late 2021, and this year she’s dividing her time between BSPH and the School of Nursing.  She co-teaches classes about public health and the changing media landscape and about public health crises and communication.  She is a contributing editor to Politico Magazine, Politico “Nightly,” and KFF Health News and is a regular panelist on KFF’s “What the Health” podcast.

Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, she was at POLITICO for 10 years, overseeing its health coverage from the implementation of the Affordable Care Act to the coronavirus pandemic.  She covered health for Reuters on Capitol Hill for more than a decade, as well as two national presidential campaigns and spent two years working on health policy at the nonpartisan New America Foundation. Earlier she worked in NY, Miami and Central America.  As a Kaiser Family Foundation fellow in 2006-07, she wrote extensively about aging and end of life. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, KFF Health News, STAT, The Washington Post, Slate, Health Affairs, among other outlets, and she is a frequent speaker, moderator and TV and radio commentator.  A graduate of Harvard, she has been an Inter-American Press Association Fellow, a Kaiser Family Foundation Media Fellow, and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Visiting Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow.