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Elana Gordon

Producer, Reporter

Elana Gordon covers global health at The World, where she has reported on everything from the expansion of overdose prevention sites in Canada to the World Health Organization’s move to recognize Traditional Chinese Medicine.

She also moderates a weekly Facebook live conversation about the new coronavirus each Tuesday at noon, as part of an ongoing partnership between The World and The Forum at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Elana’s stories have been featured on NPR, Kaiser Health News, The Washington Post, and the podcasts “99% Invisible” and “Criminal.” She is a founding member of WHYY’s health and science show, “The Pulse.”

She came to Boston in 2018 as a Knight Science Journalism fellow at MIT. That same year, her ongoing coverage of drug use in Philadelphia received a regional Edward R. Murrow Award.

 

Recent Stories

Arts, Culture & Media

Accordion legend Don Lipovac

Among accordion enthusiasts, Kansas City native Don Lipovac is a legend.The 75-year-old musician was once recognized as our nation's best accordion player and his fame reaches across the Atlantic. Reporter Elana Gordon has more from KCUR.

Conflict & Justice

Translating health care for immigrants

For immigrants living in the US, understanding health care and accessing services can be a big challenge, especially for those not proficient in English. Elana Gordon reports from Kansas City on how medical interpreters can play an important role.

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