Julia Belluz

Respected journalist bringing rigour to reporting about what the best available science does and doesn’t tell us about the major challenges of our time

(Last updated during their term as a Commissioner - January 2022)

Julia Belluz is a respected journalist working as Vox’s senior health correspondent. Reporting on medicine, science, and global public health across platforms and media, Julia is an evidence intermediary skilled in health and social policy journalism. Before joining Vox, Julia was a Knight Science Journalism fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her writing has appeared in a range of international publications, including the BMJ, the Chicago Tribune, the Economist and Economist’s Intelligent Life magazine, the Globe and Mail, the LA Times, Maclean’s, the National Post, ProPublica, Slate, and the Times of London. In 2015, she contributed a chapter to the book To Save Humanity: What Matters Most for a Healthy Future. Julia has been honored by numerous journalism awards, including the 2016 Balles Prize in Critical Thinking, the 2017 American Society of Nutrition Journalism Award, and three Canadian National Magazine Awards (in 2007 and 2013). She was a 2019 National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Communications Award finalist. Outside of reporting, she speaks regularly at universities and conferences the world over. She holds an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics.


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