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Author Archives: Diana Hembree
Diana Hembree, MS, is MindSite News co-founding editor. She is a health and science journalist who served as a senior editor at Time Inc. Health and its physician’s magazine, Hippocrates, for four years, and as news editor at the Center for Investigative Reporting for more than 10 years. Hembree was also a longtime editor in chief and AVP of the medical content startup Consumer Health Interactive, which included channels on mental health and depression and reached more than 3 million unique visitors a month. Her articles have appeared in Forbes.com, Columbia Journalism Review, California magazine, Southern Exposure, and many other outlets. She has also worked as a science writer and editor at UC Berkeley and is currently a content strategist for the Center for Care Innovations. She has a BA in English literature from UC Santa Cruz with a concentration in biology and a Master of Science degree in sustainable food systems from Green Mountain College; she also studied literature and psychology at Eckerd College in Florida. She has won more than two dozen journalism awards, including the Polk Award and Investigative Reporters and Editors Award for team reporting, the Jesse Neal Award for Magazine Editing, two FOLIO Gold Awards, an Education Writers Award, and a National Press Club Award. Bonus fact: While studying psychobiology at college, she taught rats how to play soccer using operant conditioning. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.