Photo by Meera Subramanian.

Lauren M. Whaley 

I am a multimedia journalist, specializing in topics related to mental illness, reproductive health care and health disparities. I am also a childbirth photographer.

I am a 2016-17 Knight Science Journalism Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology and live in Somerville, MA with my husband and son. 

My work has been recognized by the Association of Health Care Journalists, the Scripps Howard Foundation and the Public Radio Exchange (PRX) STEM story project. I have contributed radio, video, photography and written stories to KQED Public Radio, Southern California Public Radio, the San Jose Mercury News, the New York Times and other media outlets. For six years, I worked as the Center for Health Reporting's multimedia journalist, based in Los Angeles. I am a past president of the national organization Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS) and spent my early 20s leading canoe expeditions for young women, including a solo-led 45-trip in the Canadian Arctic.