Jayne O’Donnell is USA TODAY’s healthcare policy reporter. She is also co-founder of the new Urban Health Media Project, which trains high school students in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore to report on health disparities, especially their social determinants.
An author, TV contributor and freelance writer, Ms. O’Donnell has appeared on Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, CNN, MSNBC, NPR and C-Span and been published in Woman’s Day, Good Housekeeping and Parents. She has also won several awards for her work, most notably for her 1996 articles in USA TODAY on the dangers air bags posed to children. That reporting prompted many government actions including the “smart” air bags and warning labels in every new vehicle.