Ana Bottallo


Ana Bottallo is a biologist with a master's degree in zoology and a doctorate in paleontology. Based in São Paulo, Brazil, Bottallo has reported on science and health for Folha de S.Paulo since 2020. She has mainly reported on the environment, science, and health, especially with coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, with over 800 articles published. 

She was awarded the first InfoVacina Journalism Award in the Explanatory and Service category in 2022, was a finalist for the most admired science, wellness, and health reporter award in Brazil in 2022 and 2023, and received an honorable mention for her coverage during the pandemic in 2021. 

She is also an International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) fellow for coverage of prenatal care in indigenous communities in Brazil, and she was a recipient of the Fundação Grupo Boticário grant for coverage of environmental issues in the coastal areas of Rio and São Paulo. 

Bottallo is the curator of the Cuide-se newsletter about science, health, and well-being.

Ana Bottallo