Joanne Silberner

Joanne Silberner

Joanne Silberner is a freelance reporter and artist-in-residence at the University of Washington in Seattle. For 18 years, she covered health issues for NPR. Silberner has an undergraduate degree in biology from Johns Hopkins University and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. She spent a year on a fellowship at the Harvard School of Public Health, and has also had fellowships from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Carter Center.

Recent Stories

Health & Medicine

Prioritizing Cancer

Richard Horton, editor of the medical journal The Lancet, criticizes governments and foundations for overlooking cancer as an important issue in the developing world. In an interview with reporter Joanne Silberner, Horton urges political leaders to take up the cause.