Vida Foubister has been writing about health and science for more than 20 years. She started her career at American Medical News, where she covered healthcare finance and medical ethics. As an independent journalist, she has led projects on healthcare quality and information technology for the Commonwealth Fund, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Aspen Institute and contributed articles on patient care and medical research to publications ranging from Drug Discovery Today to Reuters Health and the New York Academy of Sciences Magazine. Most recently, Vida led donor communications at Americares, a global health and emergency response organization.

Vida has a master’s in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master’s in biochemistry from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. As much of her writing has focused on improving healthcare and increasing access to care among underserved populations, she is eager to use this knowledge to advocate for better treatment for those affected by addiction, a disease that took her brother’s life at the age of 25.