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Friday, November 24, 2017
HomeHealthCeteraCHMP Welcomes Senior Fellow Liz Seegert

CHMP Welcomes Senior Fellow Liz Seegert

Liz Seegert

Liz Seegert, MA is a healthcare journalist, writer, and consultant with a focus on social and human welfare. 
She merges her 25 years of experience in media and communications with policy and social concerns, such as women’s health, wellness, media literacy, and cultural communication.

Liz has written on a broad range of health topics, including AIDS, heart disease, teen health, and infertility. Her content has been featured in numerous print, video, and online outlets, including,, Discovery Education, HealthWise magazine, Family magazine, and She also develops feature stories and educational materials for the nation’s third-largest hospital system, medical communication firms, and higher education clients. She recently co-authored articles in the Journal of Healthcare Information Management on patient-centered medical homes and in Practical Diabetology on sleep apnea. Prior to launching her solo career, she held communication management positions at a national home health care company, a division of a large not-for-profit, and a major global public relations firm. Liz began her career as a reporter for WBUR-FM, Boston, and then as an associate producer at WNEW-TV in New York.

Liz currently teaches media studies and communications at SUNY Empire State College. She created and maintains The Human Factor blog as forum to discuss how health issues impact everyday Americans. She is a member of the Association of Healthcare Journalists and a Board member of the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island. She received her MA in Social Policy, healthcare concentration, from Empire State College.

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<p>Liz Seegert, MA, is the director of the Media Fellows Program at the GW Nursing Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement. She has spent more than 30 years reporting and writing about health and other topics for print, digital and broadcast media. Her primary beats currently encompass aging, Baby Boomers, health policy and social determinants of health. She edits the aging topic area for the Association of Health Care Journalists website, writing and gathering resources on the many health issues affecting older adults. She also co-produces the GW Nursing Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement “HealthCetera” podcast, diving into health issues underreported in traditional media. As a senior fellow, she will continue to report on vital public health issues, seeking out voices who offer unique perspectives on policy, health care and practice issues. As director of the Media Fellows Program at the center, she mentors early-career health journalists to build their understanding of these and other key issues within the health care delivery system.</p>

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