Stephanie O'Neill Health Care Correspondent
Stephanie O’Neill is the Health Care Correspondent for Southern California Public Radio. Her multi-platform journalism career includes reporting for public radio, public television and newspapers, including three years as a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, four years as a staff reporter/columnist for the Contra Costa Times and two years as the first Los Angeles Bureau Chief for KQED’s statewide radio magazine, the "California Report.” She’s also been published in national magazines, including Columbia Journalism Review, New York Lawyer Magazine and Consumer Reports publications.
Prior to joining Southern California Public Radio, Stephanie produced hundreds of feature stories and breaking news reports that aired on NPR, Marketplace, Monitor Radio, AP Radio, the BBC and CBS Radio’s "The Osgood File." Her coverage has included environmental, legal and political features as well as reports on the 1992 L.A. Riot, the OJ Simpson criminal/civil trials and many of California’s largest earthquakes, floods and fires.
Stephanie's work has won awards from the Associated Press Television and Radio Association, the Los Angeles Press Club and the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club. She is a 2014 NPR-Kaiser Health News Fellow and a 2013-2014 Fellow of the Regional Health Journalism Program conducted by the Association of Health Care Journalists.
Stephanie earned a law degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and a B.A. In Political Science/Public Policy from the University of California, Davis.
Away from work, Stephanie enjoys riding her horses, hiking with her dogs and hanging out with her human friends and family.
Stories by Stephanie O'Neill
An American Lung Association report says LA area's air pollution is some of the worst nationwide, but the region has steadily improved air quality since 2000.
Kaiser program teaches the company's doctors how to safely prescribe pain medication. Vicodyn and Oxycontin prescriptions plummeted.
A gathering in Oakland looks at the healing potential of psychedelic drugs on hard-to-treat conditions.
The 'Psychedelic Science' conference features scientists doing research on LSD to treat alcoholism, Ecstasy to treat PTSD, and psilocybin to fight tobacco addiction.
The head of L.A. County's Public Health Department says there is no evidence of a meningitis outbreak. A handful of recent deaths do not appear to be linked.
Working class families will make up a majority of those eligible for tax credits to offset the price of federally-mandated coverage.
California closes a worse-than-usual flu season, with triple the number of deaths compared with last season. And the flu bug is still lurking.
Something bugging you today? Better deal with it now or it may come back to haunt you, study says.
At LA County's Health Expo 2013, you'll be able to check your blood sugar, get an eye exam, take an HIV test, get a dental checkup, and more -- all for free.
The 20th annual report card on California's public health finds the rates of several diseases down, although the state did not meet national goals in some areas.
Education, income, and where we live may all play a role in how much we shrink in old age, according to a study by US and Chinese economists.
A "tobacco surcharge" in the Affordable Care Act could lead to higher health premiums for smokers. But a bill in the California assembly would block higher rates in the state.
The three-year pilot program is designed to integrate services under one plan, offer more benefits, and save the system money.
USC researchers say aggressive early treatment of HIV infections could create drug-resistant strains of the virus.
A UC Irvine study suggests that nearly two-thirds of California women with ovarian cancer do not receive treatment recommended by national cancer group.