Ankita Rao


Ankita Rao is an American journalist currently based in India, where she writes about health and gender. Her articles and photographs have been published in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Slate and Quartz, among others.

Before moving to India she covered health care disparities and policy at Kaiser Health News, a non-profit news service that regularly serves The Washington Post, The Atlantic and NPR. At the height of the Obamacare debate she wrote features and breaking news about how the health law impacts the people most vulnerable to poor access.

Ankita is originally from Tampa, Florida, and attended the University of Florida, where she studied journalism, religion and creative writing. She is also an alumna of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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