Liz Seegert is an independent journalist and Director, Media Fellows Program at the Center with more than 30 year’s experience in print, broadcast and digital media. She covers a range of health care issues, with an emphasis on aging, policy, chronic disease and social determinants. As program director, Liz mentors early-career journalists on key health care and health workforce issues while helping to hone their reporting and multimedia skills. She was a Senior Fellow at the Center from 2012-2015.
Liz is a co-producer of Health Cetera radio, on WBAI-FM, reporting on issues ranging from family caregiving to the environment’s effects on health. She is also the topic editor on aging for the Association of Health Care Journalists – writing about and aggregating news, studies, data and other resources for members. Liz’s many writing credits include Kaiser Health News, New America Media, Women magazine, AARP.org, Connecticut Health I-Team, Home Care Technology Report, and The Atlantic online.
Liz has a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University and a Master’s in Social Policy, healthcare concentration, from Empire State College, State University of New York. You can follow Liz on Twitter @lseegert.
LEAP Program Combats Elder Abuse: Liz interviews Donna Dougherty, a JASA attorney for legal services for the elderly in Queens, and Martha Pollack, Manhattan District Director of JASA to discuss a unique “team approach” to the issue. Aired 9/17/15 on Health Cetera, WBAI-FM.
Health Cetera blog posts
Health Cetera radio stories
The New Face of Aging: A new report from the Center for An Urban Future says New York City is “woefully underprepared” for the wave of aging immigrants.