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Liz Seegert is an independent journalist and Director, Media Fellows Program at the Center with more than 30 year’s experience in print, broadcast and digital media. She covers a range of health care issues, with an emphasis on aging, policy, chronic disease and social determinants. As program director, Liz mentors early-career journalists on key health care and health workforce issues while helping to hone their reporting and multimedia skills. She was a Senior Fellow at the Center from 2012-2015.

Liz is a co-producer of Health Cetera radio, on WBAI-FM, reporting on issues ranging from family caregiving to the environment’s effects on health. She is also the topic editor on aging for the Association of Health Care Journalists – writing about and aggregating news, studies, data and other resources for members. Liz’s many writing credits include Kaiser Health NewsNew America MediaWomen magazine,, Connecticut Health I-Team, Home Care Technology Report, and The Atlantic online.

Liz has a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University and a Master’s in Social Policy, healthcare concentration, from Empire State College, State University of New York. You can follow Liz on Twitter @lseegert.

Current Projects

LEAP Program Combats Elder Abuse: Liz interviews Donna Dougherty, a JASA attorney for legal services for the elderly in Queens, and Martha Pollack, Manhattan District Director of JASA to discuss a unique “team approach” to the issue. Aired 9/17/15 on Health Cetera, WBAI-FM.



Health Cetera blog posts 

Family Caregiving: Survival in the City

A Neighborhood Model for Caregiver Support

Aging Boomers: A Mixed Prognosis

The Conundrum of Care Coordination for Seniors

Nurses go High-Tech

Digital Divide Continues to Affect Seniors


Health Cetera radio stories

The New Face of Aging: A new report from the Center for An Urban Future says New York City is “woefully underprepared” for the wave of aging immigrants.

Other publications

Connecticut Breast Density Screening Law Setting New State Standard

Geron Expert Wants Class Act Revised