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Cambia Grove Utah

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Church & State
370 South 300 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
United States


Read the recap of this event, A Prominent National Health Care Reporter Brings Perspective to Utah, authored by Tom Merrill, Principal at Redstone.

Read the Q&A following the Under the Aspens event with Cambia Grove Executive Director Maura Little and Dr. Rosenthal here


Cambia Grove Utah welcomes Elisabeth Rosenthal for a discussion surrounding the U.S. health care system.

On January 22, Cambia Grove Utah and host Jennifer Napier-Pearce, Editor at the Salt Lake Tribune, are pleased to welcome Elisabeth Rosenthal, award-winning reporter, former physician, and author of An American Sickness – How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take it Back.

The discussion will surround the United States health care system as we know it today, including a look at how we got here and what we can do to improve it going forward.

*Admission includes a copy of An American Sickness*


Elisabeth Rosenthal, M.D. spent 22 years as a reporter, correspondent and senior writer at The New York Times. The capstone of her journalistic career was an award-winning 2-year-long series about the cost of American healthcare called “Paying Till it Hurts.” Dr. Rosenthal’s reporting “has changed the way we think about health care,” wrote Dr. Andrew Boozary, editor of the Harvard Public Health Review. Paul Raeburn, of the MIT Knight Science Journalism Tracker, called the series “the clearest dissection to date of the health system’s pricing ills.” He added: “It should galvanize the country.”

In her new book An American Sickness, Dr. Rosenthal expands on her reporting to take a hard look at the history and current state of our nation’s healthcare. At this moment of sweeping political change, Dr. Rosenthal exposes the limitations of our healthcare system by breaking down the monolithic business into its various components—and reminds us what is at stake.

Drawing on her book and work as a journalist, Elisabeth Rosenthal’s lectures penetrate right to the heart of our healthcare problem. She has keynoted healthcare conferences for Consumer Reports, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the American College of Physicians and the Mayo Clinic, to name a few. An enlightening speaker, Dr. Rosenthal tackles this difficult topic with remarkable clarity, whether addressing healthcare providers, doctors, or patients.

A frequent contributor to the New York Times’ Sunday Review, Dr. Rosenthal has made national appearances on media outlets such as MSNBC Morning Joe, C-Span, This American Life, NPR’s Fresh Air, and The Diane Rehm Show among others. Her awards include the Association of Health Care Journalists’ 2014 beat reporting prize, the 2014 Victor Cohn Prize from the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, the 2014 Online News Association’s topical reporting prize and the Asia Society’s Osborn Elliott prize, as well as multiple citations from the Newswomen’s Club of New York.

Born in New York City, Dr. Rosenthal holds an M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School, trained in internal medicine, and worked as an E.R. physician before becoming a full-time journalist. She has been a Poynter Fellow at Yale, a Ferris Visiting Professor at Princeton, and an adjunct professor at Columbia University. Currently, Dr. Rosenthal works as the editor-in-chief of Kaiser Health News, an independent foundation-funded reporting project providing health and health policy news to media partners like NPR, PBS, The New York Times, The Washington Post and USA Today, as well as a contributing Opinion Writer for The New York Times.


About Jennifer Napier-Pearce

Jennifer joined The Salt Lake Tribune in January 2013, starting as a business writer and eventually becoming host of a daily online video program, Trib Talk, and the weekly radio news show Behind the Headlines before being named editor in August 2016. Prior to coming to The Tribune, Jennifer was news director, anchor, host and reporter for both KUER 90.1 FM and KCPW 88.3/105.3 FM, receiving numerous top awards from the Utah Headliners Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, Utah Broadcasters Association and the national Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI). She regularly moderates community events and has been an adjunct professor at the University of Utah. Jennifer has a bachelor's degree from the University of Utah and a master's degree from Stanford University.