Stephanie O'Neill Health Care Reporter
Stephanie O’Neill is the health care reporter 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, Monitor Radio, Marketplace, 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 2013 NPR-Kaiser Health News Fellow and a 2013 Association of Health Care Journalists-California Health Journalism Fellow.
She has a law degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and B.A. In Political Science 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 UCLA study finds that 2.4 million California adults have seriously considered committing suicide in their lifetimes.
Public health experts say it's time for Congress to restore funding to gunfire injury prevention research after a 16-year moratorium.
The Sandy Hook school massacre is fueling calls for mandatory outpatient treatment for the severely mentally ill – particularly those unaware of their condition.
Governor Jerry Brown announced he is undergoing radiation treatment for “localized” prostate cancer. Worried about prostate cancer? Arm yourself with information.
One year ago Thursday, a former LA County sheriff’s deputy blacked out and crashed his car into a Starbucks, killing an Iraq war veteran.
UCLA doctors and engineers have developed a new prostate cancer biopsy that may reduce the number of biopsies and help early detection of serious cancer.
The Supreme Court will hear an appeal of the lower court ruling declaring Proposition 8 unconstitutional.
The Institute of Medicine says California's Institute for Regenerative Medicine has been successful, but needs to address potential conflicts of interest.
Newly arrived Mexican immigrants to the United States generally report better overall health than native-born Latinos. But a RAND study released Monday suggests that this phenomenon -known as “healthy immigrant effect” - may be a bit less phenomenal than long believed.
YouTube telenovela traces a fictional Latino family's risks for HIV and AIDS.
Study will look at whether plant-based products that mimic estrogen might prevent memory loss and reduce hot flashes common to women during the aging process.
An effort to find simple methods to reduce infections after colorectal surgeries proves successful at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and six other hospitals.
Working the body enhances the memory, researchers find.
Researchers found that nations that use the refined sweetener in foods and beverages had a 20 percent higher rate of Type-2 diabetes than nations that did not use it.
Does smog cause autism? A new study finds a link that could increase the chances a child develops the neurological disorders.