Naomi Freundlich is an award-winning journalist, policy wonk and health advocate with over 25 years experience writing and thinking about health care, medicine, and the absolute necessity of creating an equitable, affordable and high-quality health care system that offers coverage to all who need it.
In her last gig as Senior Research Associate at The Century Foundation, Naomi was a regular contributor to and editor of HealthBeat, a blog that focused on health policy and was a influential voice for reform in the battle to pass the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Her posts on cancer screening, Medicaid policy, long-term care, mental health and the pharmaceutical industry (just to mention a few) were featured on The Healthcare Blog, Kevin MD, Alternet, and Time Magazine’s Moneyland–among other sites.
Before she started blogging, Naomi was Medical Editor at Business Week where she shared in winning the National Magazine Award for a cover story on cloning and the new frontiers of biotechnology. She was also a freelance writer whose work included articles on such varied topics as biomedical research, personal genome testing, the drug industry, women’s health, parenting and sports medicine. Over the years Naomi’s work appeared in such publications as The New York Times, Real Simple, More, Parents and Business Week.
In her free time, Naomi is an avid soccer player and fan; and spends an inordinate amount of time watching her children compete in athletic events. She aspires to travel to Brazil in 2014 for the World Cup.