I am the science and health editor at Vox.com. Formerly, I was co-editor of NPR’s food vertical, The Salt, and covered food, health, and science for NPR on the web and on the air.

Before NPR,  I covered the environment, immigration, economic development, and international politics. From 2004 to 2007 I reported from Latin America, with a base in Mexico City, first for United Press International and then as a freelancer. Later, I reported from East Africa and East Asia.

My writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, FORTUNE, National Geographic News, The Lancet and other publications.

I am super grateful to the folks at the International Reporting Project, the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting and the International Women’s Media Foundation for the fellowships they’ve given me. I have also trained and mentored journalists on HIV/AIDS, H1N1, and climate change  with the media development organizations Internews, International Center for Journalists, and the Global Press Institute. In 2009, I received an Innovations Grant from the Center for a Livable Future at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, which I used to hang around meat counters and pig farms to research how Chinese consumers feel about rising meat consumption. I have a B.S. from the University of California-Berkeley and an M.A. from Johns Hopkins University.

You can reach me at elizabarclay at gmail dot com or on Twitter at @elizabarclay.

Selected Work

Mexico’s used-car trade gets lift with new law
Houston Chronicle
Help from relatives in U.S. not all good news for El Salvador
Houston Chronicle
Stray dogs in Mexico finding homes in U.S.
Houston Chronicle
Women’s advocates make gains in Mexico
Houston Chronicle
Tiny, pampered vegetables

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An assortment of images from the Netherlands, China, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Bolivia, Peru, Nicaragua, Belize and Mexico.


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