Rob Waters, the founding editor, is an award-winning health and mental health journalist and contributing writer to Health Affairs. Waters has worked as a staff reporter or editor at Bloomberg News, Time Inc. Health and Psychotherapy Networker. His articles have appeared in the Washington Post, Kaiser Health News, STAT, the, Mother Jones and many other outlets. He was a 2005 fellow with the Carter Center for Mental Health Journalism. His awards include a beat reporting award in 2021 from the American Health Care Journalists Association, an award from the National Institute for Health Care Management for excellence in reporting, and a 2021 award from the Society of Professional Journalists, NorCal branch, for his mental health coverage.

Rob Waters, Founding Editor

Diana Hembree, founding co-editor, is a health and science journalist who has won more than two dozen national awards. Hembree served as the longtime editor in chief and AVP of the medical content startup Consumer Health Interactive, which included channels on mental health and depression and reached more than 3 million unique visitors a month. She served as a senior editor at Time Inc. Health and its physician’s magazine, Hippocrates, and as news editor at the Center for Investigative Reporting for more than 10 years. She worked as a science writer for the Center for Youth Wellness, a non-profit that focused on childhood trauma and resilience, and is currently a content strategist for the Center for Care Innovations. Bonus fact: While studying psychobiology at college, she taught rats how to play soccer using operant conditioning.

Diana Hembree, Founding Co-Editor