Black women in the U.S. were 3.5 times more likely than white women to die of causes related to childbirth from 2016 to 2017, a new study published last week found — a gap that is wider than previously estimated. It’s just one of a long list of racial health disparities in a nation that […]
Author Archives: Liz Essley Whyte
Liz Essley Whyte is a senior reporter covering health inequality at the Center for Public Integrity, where her investigative work has been recognized with a Gerald Loeb Award, Goldsmith Prize and more. Before joining the Center in 2014 as an American University fellow, she was the managing editor of a quarterly magazine focused on philanthropy. She also covered local government and transportation for The Washington Examiner, where her scoops on insider deals at the local airports authority spurred the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to demand reform at the authority. She graduated summa cum laude from Hillsdale College and earned a master’s degree in journalism and public affairs from American University.