How neighborhood influences health and the power of place
October 9, 2014 | The PulseAfter centuries of development that has severely decreased their size, wetlands now face a different threat: sea level rise.
August 26, 2013 | Designs on HealthA city zoning law could help curb the number of advertisements for cigarettes and sugary drinks in Philadelphia ―and a new survey may provide ammuniti...
WHYY Senior Health Writer Taunya English tracks government policies and community efforts to overhaul the places where people live, work and play.
She's a contributor to The Pulse, WHYY's weekly radio show on health, science and innovation news.
Taunya created the series "Designs on Health" with support from the Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism. It's a look at the ways zoning and neighborhood influence wellbeing.
Taunya is a member of "Health Care in the States," a journalism collaborative between National Public Radio and Kaiser Health News, which works to expand reporting on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Taunya produced the series "In the Gap." Across 12 installments of news and conversation, WHYY partnered with WURD to explore the divide that separates African Americans from better health.
Taunya's radio work airs during Morning Edition, All Things Considered and NewsWorks Tonight. Her television stories appear on Delaware's newsmagazine, First.
Before joining WHYY, Taunya led statehouse news coverage for Public Radio Capitol News in Harrisburg, Pa. For three years, she worked as a freelance health reporter for Baltimore's National Public Radio affiliate, WYPR.
Taunya began her journalism career as a newspaper reporter in Northern California, then moved on to become a science writer in Washington, DC. She holds a master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.
July 26, 2013 | Designs on HealthChildren's hospitals across the region are sending workers into patients' homes to help save kids from frightening — and costly — trips to t...
June 17, 2013 | Designs on HealthAny family can forbid cigarettes, but smoking foes say those precautions aren't enough for apartment dwellers. In closely linked housing, fumes t...
May 9, 2013 | Designs on HealthHealth investigators at Drexel University want medical centers to start asking patients what kind of work they do.
May 6, 2013 | Designs on HealthInvestigators at the University of Pennsylvania are studying what is takes to get a good night's sleep in Philadelphia.
April 26, 2013 | DESIGNS on HEALTHHealth impact assessments (HIAs) are behind an emerging idea that public transportation — or even a state park — can be part of a prescription for goo...
February 20, 2013 | Designs on HealthBefore the next chicken-processing plant is built in southern Delaware, or prior to approving 200 new homes in the next town over, some health experts...