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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The Midwest and South could see larger abortion deserts if Roe v. Wade is overturned

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COVID testing requirement to fly to the U.S. will be dropped

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White House prepares to provide COVID-19 vaccines to children under 5

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Biden visits Uvalde seeking to comfort the community after last week's shooting

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Questions around police response time add to Uvalde families pain

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Parents in Uvalde left with agonizing what ifs about police response

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Telehealth abortion demand is soaring. But access may come down to where you live

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A discarded mask is seen on the floor inside New York's John F. Kennedy Airport on Tuesday, a day after a federal judge in Florida struck down the CDC's mask mandate for public transportation. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Battle over CDC's powers goes far beyond travel mask mandate

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A look at how much authority the CDC actually has

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The federal transportation mask mandate has been extended

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Travelers will need to continue to wear protective face masks at airports, on planes, trains, buses and transit hubs, as the CDC is extending the mask requirement for travelers. Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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CDC extends transportation mask mandate until May 3

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The U.S. omicron outbreak has dramatically slowed, cutting wait times for tests. But health officials worry a new uptick in cases fueled by the BA.2 variant could be on the way. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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U.K. COVID cases are rising. Health officials are watching to see if the U.S. is next

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