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Rob Waters is an award-winning journalist, researcher, editorial consultant and author who focuses on health, mental health, and health policy. He is a contributing writer for Health Affairs and for the California Health Care Foundation blog. In recent years, he has written for Kaiser Health News, STAT, EdSource, the Atlantic and many other publications.
Waters was West Coast health, science and biotechnology reporter for Bloomberg News, covering science and business news in the pharmaceutical and health care industries. He also has worked as a staff writer at Time Inc. Health, assigning editor at WebMD, contributing editor at Psychotherapy Networker magazine and editor of the Tenderloin Times, a four-language San Francisco community newspaper.
Waters’ articles have also appeared in Politico, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, San Francisco magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, Pew Trust magazine, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Salon.com, and numerous other outlets. He co-authored From Boys to Men, published in 2004 by Simon & Schuster. Among other honors, his 2005 Mother Jones investigation, “Medicating Amanda,” won the Casey Award for magazine writing and he was awarded fellowships by the Rosalyn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism and the University of Maryland Journalism Fellowships in Child and Family Policy. He is a member of the San Francisco Writers Grotto.
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