Linda Villarosa

Writer/Educator in Brooklyn, New York

Linda Villarosa

Writer/Educator in Brooklyn, New York

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I am a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine, and my stories "America's Hidden HIV Epidemic" and "Why America's Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death-Crisis," recently ran on the magazine's cover. Formerly, I edited the health section of Science Times -- and wrote dozens of articles for the paper and website. I was also the executive editor at Essence magazine, where I managed the staff and wrote a number of award-winning articles, essays and profiles.

I am most interested in issues concerning public health and social justice. I am working on a book, "Under the Skin: Race, Inequality and the Health of a Nation," to be published by Doubleday in 2020.I am also the editor or co-author of many books, including the bestseller "Body & Soul: The Black Women's Guide to Physical Health and Emotional Well-being" and the novel "Passing for Black."

I run the journalism program at the City College of New York in Harlem. I teach and advise students at our student publication The Campus and our community website, Harlem Focus.

With my mother and sister, I own and operate Villarosa Media, a boutique book publishing company.

  • Education
    • University of Colorado Boulder
    • CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
    • Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health