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Christine Herman

Managing Editor, Side Effects Public Media

Christine Herman is the managing editor of Side Effects Public Media. In her prior role as health reporter at Illinois Public Media, she reported extensively on mental health and access to health care for vulnerable populations, reaching national regional and national audiences through partnerships with Side Effects, NPR and KFF Health News. Christine is a 2018-19 Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism fellow and a board member of the Association of Health Care Journalists. She got her start in public radio as a founding producer for Illinois Public Media's statewide talk show, The 21st. Christine earned her Ph.D. in chemistry and master's in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.