Elizabeth Aguilera Senior Reporter, Health
Elizabeth Aguilera is a Senior Reporter for KPCC's health desk.
Elizabeth is an experienced, award-winning beat reporter who has spent the bulk of her career in print. For the past three years she was been a staff writer at U-T San Diego, where she covered immigration and demographics. In 2013, Elizabeth traveled to Mexico to cover cross-border sex trafficking. She covered urban affairs, immigration, and business during a seven-year stint at the Denver Post, and has also worked for the Orange County Register and Long Beach Press-Telegram.
Elizabeth says that, throughout her career, her work has focused on the intersection of people and policy.
An L.A. native, Elizabeth has a B.A. in political science and journalism from Pepperdine University, and a M.A in journalism from USC’s Annenberg School.
Stories by Elizabeth Aguilera
For the first time the federal government is penalizing hospitals with high rates of infections and injuries by cutting payments.
A national survey finds nearly 9 percent of middle schoolers had tried an e-cigarette in the past month, while 4 percent had smoked a tobacco cigarette.
The researchers found young people who try smokeless tobacco products are more likely to graduate to cigarettes than those who have never tried tobacco.
City Attorney Mike Feuer says Nestdrop can't deliver medical pot under 2013's Proposition D. Nestdrop says it only connects customers with dispensaries.
Gorged yourself on turkey and fixin's? There's still time to balance out the holiday eating season with some simple tips.
The UCLA biochemistry student is fighting her disease by helping others: she invented a glucose monitor, she counsels diabetic kids, and she's doing clinical research.
Cal-OSHA released mandatory guidelines for hospitals to follow to protect healthcare workers in the event of an Ebola case.
The highly regarded hospital is one of many that received poor scores on the CDC infection prevention report card. Officials say cutting infections is a complex challenge.
County USC nurses Miguel Martinez and Elizabeth Patangan talk about why they agreed to help with any Ebola cases that might arise.
A coalition of unions and healthcare providers hosted an Ebola training that attracted more than 400 workers and more online.
A nurses union says hospitals should give all staff intensive Ebola training; hospitals say they need to focus on those most likely to have direct contact with a patient.
A new study shows non-Hispanic white children get Type 1 diabetes at higher rates than other groups of children.
Drobot, who pleaded guilty to a massive workers compensation fraud scheme, files a defamation suit against lawyers who have filed suits against him.
A slew of new cases were filed Friday against a former hospital executive and his network alleging counterfeit hardware was implanted in patients' spines.
The officials say the county has taken a number of steps, including training hospital employees on how to identify Ebola.