About

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.