Jane Greenhalgh is a senior producer and editor on NPR's Science Desk. She produces the weekly Health segment on NPR's Morning Edition and writes and edits for NPR's health blog, "Shots." Greenhalgh also edits and produces stories on science, health, and global health across NPR's many platforms.
She was an editor for the series Diagnosis: Debt: an investigation into medical debt by NPR and KFF News. This extensive investigation uncovered the enormous impact of medical debt in the U.S. and won a 2023 Loeb award.
Greenhalgh has twice won The American Association for the Advancement of Science award: In 2020 for her work on Victoria's Story: Gene editing helps people with sickle cell, and for NPR's 2014 series "The human microbiome: guts and glory." She was a producer on the team that won The National Academies of Science Communication award for the series Climate Connections. She traveled extensively for this year-long, multi-platform project, examining how climate change is affecting people across the globe. She was also a producer for the award-winning series "#15Girls," which examined the struggles teenage girls face throughout the developing world.
In 2019, Greenhalgh and correspondent Michaeleen Doucleff produced a story about how Inuit parents teach children to control their anger. That story was the most popular one on NPR.org for the year; altogether readers have spent more than 16 years' worth of time reading it!
Greenhalgh was one of NPR's key pandemic editors and has traveled extensively covering health issues in developing countries, including cholera in Haiti, polio in Indonesia, tuberculosis in Kenya, AIDS in India, malaria in the Gambia, malnutrition in Bolivia, and menstrual health in Nepal.