Laura Dowart

Laura Dorwart



Mental Health


Barnard College, Antioch University, Los Angeles


My goal is to help you understand public health issues through an evidence-based lens in order to make the best health decisions for yourself and your family, as well as to understand new research on health trends, policies, and questions.

— Laura Dorwart


Laura Dorwart is a health journalist with particular interests in mental health, pregnancy-related conditions, and disability rights. She has published work in VICE, SELF, The New York Times, The Guardian, The Week, HuffPost, BuzzFeed Reader, Catapult, Pacific Standard,, Insider,, TalkPoverty, and many other outlets. Her work on rural health and financing healthcare has appeared in outlets like Inside Philanthropy and Moneygeek.

Dorwart has worked for several institutions of higher education in the communications sector, in addition to serving as a copywriter for healthcare organizations that work with medical students and nursing students. Her work has been cited in peer-reviewed publications on prenatal testing, neonatal nursing, prison healthcare reform, and social work.


Laura Dorwart has a Ph.D. from UC San Diego, an MFA in nonfiction writing from Antioch University, and a B.A. from Barnard College.

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