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
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Sunday that requires parents who don’t want their kids to receive immunizations to first talk with a licensed health care practitioner.
When are animals like humans? More often than you think, at least according to a new movement that links human and animal behaviors. KPCC's Stephanie O'Neill reports.
A new movement that bridges veterinary and human medicine suggests there are many psychological and health parallels between human beings and animals of all species.
Scientists have discovered a virus that may provide an effective treatment against acne, which afflicts millions of people.
A USC study says traffic pollution at L.A. County homes near major roads is linked to at least 8 percent of the 300,000 cases of childhood asthma in L.A. County.
Cal State Fullerton and UC Davis sponsor two-day conference to look at behavioral and cultural factors in California's growing childhood obesity problem.
Two-dozen Southern California hospitals earn top rankings from accreditation board for adhering to treatment protocols established for common diseases and conditions.
If you need another reason to eat more fish, researchers at the UCLA are serving up some motivation: a diet without fish may cause your brain to age faster.
Matching national trends, the state could see more than two million new cases of diabetes, heart disease, cancer and strokes
Researchers interviewed 1800 L.A.-area teenagers. Of those who 'sext,' nearly 4 out 5 report being sexually active.
Almost half of all California voters 40 and older aren’t ready for long-term care, a survey out today suggests.It indicates that they can’t afford even a month of the long-term care they believe they’ll need for a close relative - and later, for themselves.
The rate of children entering California private schools without vaccinations has jumped by 10 percent over last year.
With the start of the flu season just a few weeks away, health officials are urging everyone six months of age and older to get a flu shot.
When it comes to controlling insect populations, there are few creatures more important than bats. But an apparent spike in rabies among the winged mammals throughout Los Angeles County has concerned public health officials.
Got questions about the Yosemite outbreak? We have answers! From public health officials and park authorities.