Pien Huang Pien Huang is a health reporter on the Science desk. She was NPR's first Reflect America Fellow, working with shows, desks and podcasts to bring more diverse voices to air and online.
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Pien Huang

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Pien Huang is a health reporter on the Science desk. She was NPR's first Reflect America Fellow, working with shows, desks and podcasts to bring more diverse voices to air and online.

She's a former producer for WBUR/NPR's On Point and was a 2018 Environmental Reporting Fellow with The GroundTruth Project at WCAI in Cape Cod, covering the human impact on climate change. As a freelance audio and digital reporter, Huang's stories on the environment, arts and culture have been featured on NPR, the BBC and PRI's The World.

Huang's experiences span categories and continents. She was executive producer of Data Made to Matter, a podcast from the MIT Sloan School of Management, and was also an adjunct instructor in podcasting and audio journalism at Northeastern University. She worked as a project manager for public artist Ralph Helmick to help plan and execute The Founder's Memorial in Abu Dhabi and with Stoltze Design to tell visual stories through graphic design. Huang has traveled with scientists looking for signs of environmental change in Cameroon's frogs, in Panama's plants and in the ocean water off the ice edge of Antarctica. She has a degree in environmental science and public policy from Harvard.

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CDC's new guidance ends test-to-stay for schools and relaxes COVID rules

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention laid out new guidance for the national response to COVID-19 on Thursday. Tami Chappell/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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With new guidance, CDC ends test-to-stay for schools and relaxes COVID rules

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The monkeypox outbreak is growing in the U.S. and vaccines remain in short supply. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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With supplies low, FDA authorizes plan to stretch limited monkeypox vaccine doses

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This iamge provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) shows a colorized transmission electron micrograph of monkeypox particles (orange) found within an infected cell (brown), cultured in the laboratory. NIAID via AP hide caption

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How Monkeypox Became A Public Health Emergency

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A person arrives for a monkeypox vaccination at a New York health care center. Eduardo Munoz/REUTERS hide caption

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Monkeypox: The myths, misconceptions — and facts — about how you catch it

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The Biden administration has declared monkeypox a public health emergency

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Kyle Planck, who has recovered from a painful case of monkeypox, has joined advocacy groups and pleaded with elected officials to make the antiviral pills TPOXX more available. Yuki Iwamura/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Getting monkeypox treatment is easier, but still daunting and confusing

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Can the monkeypox outbreak be stopped? Some experts say it's too late

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Monkeypox cases are rising in the U.S. What's being done to stop the outbreak?

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Biden is being treated with the COVID drug Paxlovid to speed his recovery

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Monkeypox treatments are difficult to get despite the nation's large stockpile

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Monkeypox cases are increasing, but it doesn't spread as easily as COVID

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In the coming weeks, the U.S. will offer nearly 300,000 doses of monkeypox vaccine

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This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP hide caption

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