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Joanne Chen


Health Journalism


Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Yale University


I’m a longtime editor and writer who loves poring over scientific papers and talking to the authors about their work. My mission is to seek out the latest trends in health and wellness and translate them into lively, informative stories that inspire readers to live a happier, healthier life.

— Joanne Chen


Joanne has covered health and lifestyle topics as a journalist for more than 15 years. She has been an editor at a range of iconic magazines, including Vogue, LIFE, and Martha Stewart Living. Her work as a freelance writer has appeared in the Daily Beast, the New York Times,, and other publications. Her book, The Taste of Sweet: Our Complicated Love Affair with our Favorite Treats (Crown), was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Summer 2008 selection.


Joanne has a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and a bachelor's degree in biology and in English from Yale University.

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