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Tom Paulson

Tom Paulson is founder and lead journalist at Humanosphere. Prior to operating this online news site, he reported on science,  medicine, health policy, aid and development for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Contact him at tom[at]humanosphere.org, follow him on Twitter @tompaulson and/or send a comment below.1294 Articles


Tom Murphy

Tom Murphy is a Maine-based reporter for Humanosphere. Before joining Humanosphere, Tom founded and edited the aid blog A View From the Cave. His work has appeared in Foreign Policy, the Huffington Post, the Guardian, GlobalPost and Christian Science Monitor. He tweets at @viewfromthecave. Contact him at tmurphy[at]humanosphere.org.731 Articles


Ansel Herz

Ansel Herz is a freelance multimedia journalist whose objective is to “go to where the silence is." His work has been published by ABC News, The Nation magazine, the New York Daily News, Al Jazeera English, Free Speech Radio News, Inter-Press News and many other publications. A Seattle native and survivor of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Ansel is producer of Humanosphere's podcast, among other things. You can contact him at ansel.herz[at]gmail.com or follow him on Twitter @Ansel.47 Articles


Katie Leach-Kemon

Katherine writes and produces policy reports, contributes to weekly blog posts for Humanosphere, and conducts outreach worldwide to boost awareness and understanding of IHME’s Global Burden of Disease research. In addition, she contributes to IHME’s health financing research. Katherine is a former IHME Post-Graduate Fellow.26 Articles


Gabe Spitzer

Gabriel Spitzer covers health and science at KPLU, after a year covering youth and education. He joined KPLU after years covering science, health and the environment at WBEZ in Chicago.15 Articles


Jessica Mack

Jessica Mack is a writer, blogger and global gender consultant specializing in women's issues, reproductive health and human rights. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, Ms. Magazine, and Foreign Policy in Focus and she was formerly a senior editor for Gender Across Borders. Currently based in Bangkok, Thailand, you can contact her at jessmack[at]gmail.com or follow Jess on Twitter at @fleetwoodjmack7 Articles


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Hannah Ellison

Our Social Media Manager, Hannah is currently a senior at the University of Washington majoring in Law, Societies & Justice. She has experience in nightclub security, organic farming, wild-land firefighting, newspaper article writing and publishing, social media management, and nonprofit work.