Commonwealth Fund Journalist-in-Residence, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Contributing Editor, Politico Magazine and Politico Nightly; Panelist, Kaiser Health News, “What the Health” Podcast
Joanne Kenen is the Commonwealth Fund Journalist in Residence at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she also teaches a class about public health and the changing media landscape.She is also a guest teacher at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is a contributing editor to Politico Magazine, Politico “Nightly” and a regular panelist on Kaiser Health News’ “What the Health” podcast.
Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, she was at POLITICO for 10 years, overseeing its health coverage from the implementation of the Affordable Care Act to the coronavirus pandemic. She covered health for Reuters on Capitol Hill for more than a decade, as well as two national presidential campaigns and spent two years working on health policy at the nonpartisan New America Foundation. Earlier she worked in NY, Miami and Central America. As a Kaiser Family Foundation fellow in 2006-07, she wrote extensively about aging and end of life. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Slate, Health Affairs, among other outlets, and she is a frequent speaker, moderator and TV and radio commentator. A graduate of Harvard, she has been an Inter-American Press Association Fellow, a Kaiser Family Foundation Media Fellow, and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Visiting Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow.