Pien Huang Pien Huang is a global health and development 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 is a global health and development 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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It's Been A Tense Week For Politics And Pandemic Science

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President Trump Contradicts Head Of CDC Regarding Vaccine, Masks

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Michael Caputo, pictured at a White House event, is taking a 60-day leave of absence from his job as lead spokesperson for the Department of Health and Human Services after alleging President Trump's opponents have interfered in the coronavirus response. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters hide caption

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In interviews with Bob Woodward in February and March, President Trump said he recognized the severity of the coronavirus — even though he publicly criticized the World Health Organization for not alerting him to the degree of threat. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images; Doug Mills/The New York Times via Getty Images hide caption

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Woodward Book Casts New Light On Trump's Fight With WHO

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Researchers Say Fresh Air Can Prevent Aerosol Transmission Of The Coronavirus

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Left: Xi Lu traveled to Wuhan from London in January to spend Lunar New Year with his parents, having not shared the holiday with them in over 7 years. Lin Yang, an epidemiologist at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, traveled to Wuhan to visit her parents for the Lunar New Year. And then ... they couldn't get back home because of the quarantine. Xi Lu/ Lin Yang hide caption

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Why Coronavirus Superspreading Events Happen

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Dr. Deborah Birx speaks to reporters this week outside the Arkansas Governor's Mansion in Little Rock. Birx indicated that data on U.S. COVID-19 hospitalizations will move back to the CDC under a "revolutionary new data system" the agency is developing. Andrew DeMillo/AP hide caption

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The Trump administration abruptly required hospitals to stop reporting COVID-19 data to the CDC and to use a new reporting system set up by a contractor. Two weeks in, the promised improvements in the data have yet to materialize. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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COVID-19 Hospital Data System That Bypasses CDC Plagued By Delays, Inaccuracies

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A computer rendering of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Radoslav Zilinsky/Getty Images hide caption

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Why The Novel Coronavirus Has The Power To Launch A Pandemic

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New COVID-19 Data Reporting Rule Sparks Confusion At Hospitals

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Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., organized a letter signed by 44 Senate Democrats and the chamber's two independents on Friday, urging the White House to withdraw changes to hospital reporting requirements. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Trump Administration Orders Hospitals To Bypass CDC, Send COVID-19 Data To Washington

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