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
A USC study has found that children whose parents pay higher co-pays on medication are about 30 percent more likely to wind up in the hospital.
Opponents have various economic and philosophical arguments, but supporters say the reforms have already helped California’s seniors and children.
California’s overall teen birth rates have plummeted to record lows, down nearly 60 percent since the state first started keeping track in 1991.
The FDA is preparing to hold hearings on whether consumers should be able to self-screen for some medications that now require a doctor’s visit and a prescription.
A new report indicates that California’s mental illness laws discriminate against people whose illnesses are the most severe.
Obesity remains a serious problem in Southern California and across the country, but a new poll finds Angelenos are exercising more, and starting to weigh less.
Caring for a loved one who has dementia can be incredibly stressful.
In a new Oxford University study, participants on a beta blocker tested lower on prejudice-judging tests than those on a placebo.
Researchers at Cedars-Sinai have moved a step closer to better treatment of arthritis, diabetes and a number of other diseases caused in part by inflammation.
People will be able to find out Saturday whether they have diabetes, or are at risk for it, at a free health expo in downtown L.A. It focuses on diabetes prevention and education.
If you’re the creative type, you’ve probably heard people tell you that it comes from the right side of your brain. However, new research has begun to suggest that that may not be the whole story.
Throughout UC Riverside this week, the focus is on sleeping and napping. No, it’s not spring break — it's all part of National Sleep Awareness Week.
Lisa Conboy is studying the effects of acupuncture on Gulf War vets who may have the illness, and anecdotal evidence indicates the practice may be providing relief.
A study from the RAND Corporation found no link between what youngsters ate and how close they lived to fast food restaurants or supermarkets.
Researchers sent text messages to patients receiving diabetes care at a community health center in Denver to help them manage their condition.