Stephanie O'Neill Health Care Correspondent

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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

STUDY: Researchers able to block HIV virus in some mice

A UCLA study found an enzyme that can permeate a cell’s wall and potentially block deadly viruses from entering it. The finding could lead to new anti-viral drugs.

Vascular brain injury may play a role in dementia

UC Davis study finds vascular brain injury may play a far more significant role than toxic brain plaques in the development of Alzheimer's and other dementias.

LAPD manhunt: 50 officers still searching for Dorner in mountains

Christopher Dorner may be familiar with the Big Bear area in San Bernardino Co. Records show his mother owns a two-acre parcel of land there.

Preteen vaccination week observed statewide

Health officials urge parent of California middle school students to get them vaccinated during "Preteen Vaccine Week," which begins on Sunday.

Living in Orange County may be good for your health

Life expectancy of Orange County residents lengthens by 5 years since 1990, higher than California and national averages.

VIDEO: 'Go Red For Women' campaign: Heart disease kills 1 woman every minute

Cardiovascular disease kills more women than all cancers combined, says the American Heart Associations Go Red For Women campaign.

Flu season at its peak across Southern California

In Los Angeles County, the department of public health is reporting that the flu has killed four residents, all of whom were 65 years and older. Other counties have also reported deaths.

Flu Update: California reports higher doctor visits, hospitalizations (maps)

State medical officials are now reporting higher than usual influenza-related hospitalizations and doctor visits. Check out our online tools to help track the spread of the disease — and help you cope with it.

State health officials announce recall local brand of pasta

State health officials announce recall of pasta products by a San Gabriel-based food company that failed to place allergy warnings on its labels.

CIRM proposes changes to improve independent oversight

CIRM plans to adopt some recommendations to help California's stem cell agency avoid perceptions of conflict of interest and sustain its future.

Study: Is it impolite to stare? Or just human nature?

You've been taught it's not polite to stare, but a University of Southern California study suggests there's a good reason why we do.

Sibling war deployment increases teen drug use

USC study finds drug and alcohol use highest among those teens whose parents or siblings are sent to war.

Kaiser study finds significant jump in ADHD diagnoses

A large-scale Kaiser Permanente study finds a significant jump in ADHD diagnoses among young patients.

Study: California faces a looming dental crisis (PDF)

Overburdened Medi-Cal won’t be able to handle the influx of nearly a million additional children into its dental program, says Children's Partnership report.

CA officials ask: Are you prepared for the 'Big One'? (Photos)

On the 19th anniversary of the Northridge earthquake, a state agency reminds home owners and apartment dwellers how to prepare.