Christina Jewett is an investigative reporter focusing on health and welfare for California Watch and the Center for Investigative Reporting. She won the 2011 George Polk Award for medical reporting with reporting colleagues Lance Williams and Stephen K. Doig at California Watch. At ProPublica, she wrote about a chain of psychiatric hospitals plagued by substandard care and about the FDA’s failures to regulate medical-device safety. Her stories for ProPublica have appeared in the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times. A native of Indiana, Christina previously worked at The Sacramento Bee. Jewett was a 2010 Livingston Award finalist. Her reporting on criminal justice has been honored with awards from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency.
Health care costs and quality; state oversight of health and welfare systems; elder care; medical devices.