Julia Belluz is Vox's senior health correspondent, focused on medicine, science, and public health. She's covered topics as varied as the anti-vaccine movement, America's staggering maternal mortality problem, how dark chocolate became a health food, and what makes America's sickest county so unhealthy. She has also debunked numerous medical misinformation peddlers.
In 2015, Belluz launched Vox's Show Me the Evidence series, which goes beyond the frenzy of daily headlines to take a deeper look at the state of the science behind pressing health questions, such as treatments for chronic back pain.
Before joining Vox, Belluz was a Knight Science Journalism fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and her writing appeared in a range of international publications, including The BMJ, Chicago Tribune, The Economist and Economist's Intelligent Life magazine, The Globe and Mail, the Los Angeles Times, Maclean's, the National Post, Slate, and The Times of London. She holds a master's degree from the London School of Economics and is the recipient of numerous journalism awards, including the 2016 Balles Prize in Critical Thinking, the 2017 American Society of Nutrition Journalism Award, and several Canadian National Magazine Awards. Outside of reporting, she speaks regularly at universities and conferences around the world, and has been a fellow at McMaster University.