Contributors

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Tom Murphy

Tom Murphy is a New Hampshire-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.1449 Articles


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 or follow him on Twitter @tompaulson.1350 Articles



Lisa Nikolau

Lisa Nikolau is a Seattle-based reporter for Humanosphere, covering gender equality, indigenous rights and poverty in Latin America and worldwide. Find her on Twitter at @lisanikolau or email lisa.nikolau@humanosphere.org.251 Articles


Joanne Lu

Joanne Lu is a South Carolina-based writer and editor dedicated to global development, poverty alleviation and social justice. After a year in Rwanda, she now covers the Asia-Pacific and economics. Find her on Twitter @joannelu or email joanne@humanosphere.com.71 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 (Katie) Leach-Kemon is a policy translation specialist at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). Katie specializes in two of IHME's research areas, the Global Burden of Disease and health financing. Katie has helped produce IHME's Financing Global Health report since it was first published in 2009. She received an MPH from the University of Washington and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Niger. Her work has been published in The Lancet, Health Affairs, and the Journal of the American Medical Association. You can follow her on Twitter @kleachkemon.42 Articles


Charlie Ensor

Charlie Ensor is a London-based freelance journalist, with a background working in the development sector. His work has been featured on the Guardian, and he writes his own blog on development and aid issues. Charlie is a development advocate and campaigns with Results, a grassroots organization that fights to raise global health and education issues at the British parliamentary level. Charlie tweets @charlieensor, and you can contact him at charlieensor1990@googlemail.com34 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.33 Articles


Imana Gunawan

Imana Gunawan is Humanosphere's social media manager and podcast producer. A University of Washington graduate in journalism and dance, Imana's interests include underrepresented communities, the intersection between politics and culture, global-local issues and the arts. She can be reached at @imanafg on Twitter or imana@humanosphere.org33 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


Katie G. Nelson is an American journalist and photographer covering global health, human rights and international aid issues in East Africa. Katie, a former development worker, is most interested in challenging preconceived notions of East Africa while shining a spotlight on people who are injecting innovation, creativity and some serious grit into their communities. She has a B.A. in Global Studies and a Master of Public Health from the University of Minnesota.6 Articles


Nikki Eller

Nikki Eller writes on environmental issues for Humanosphere, and is currently a Master of Public Health student at the University of Washington. A neuroscience major in college, she later served with the Peace Corps in Peru and worked for the UW Department of Global Health. Contact her at Nikki.humanosphere@gmail.com.6 Articles


Andie Long

Andie is a writer and PR/marketing consultant, based in Seattle. She focuses on inclusive solutions to poverty and climate change. She's also a certified game designer. Follow her on Twitter @andielong6 Articles


Cooper Inveen

Cooper Inveen is a freelance reporter living in Freetown, Sierra Leone. A Pacific Northwest native and graduate of the University of Washington, he has been featured on Al Jazeera English, NPR's KUOW, the Seattle Globalist and others. You can reach him by email at cinveen@gmail.com or follow him on twitter @cinveen.5 Articles


Margarite Nathe

Margarite Nathe is senior editor/writer for IntraHealth International, a non-profit organization based in Chapel Hill, N.C. that believes everyone everywhere should have the health care they need to thrive. Nathe writes for the organization's blog VITAL and elsewhere about health, international development and the people who make it happen. The views expressed here represent those of the author.3 Articles


Amanda Pain

Amanda Pain, MPH, is a freelance writer based in Seattle with a background in journalism, global health and international development.3 Articles


Dean Owen

Dean R. Owen is the senior manager for marketing and communications at the Seattle-based Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. He is in Durban for the launch of the first Global Burden of Disease 2015 study on HIV.2 Articles


Kevin Knodell is a multimedia journalist base in Tacoma, Wash. He's a senior news team member at Warisboring.com, where he was editor for the Iraq field team from June 2014 to April 2015. His work has also been featured at Vice, The Week, The (Tacoma) News Tribune, The Ft. Lewis Ranger and others. Reach him at knodelkj@gmail.com.2 Articles


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