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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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Senators grill top health agencies on the U.S. response to monkeypox

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What happened in the Senate's hearing on the federal response to monkeypox

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Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, White House Monkeypox response deputy coordinator, speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022, in Washington. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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New data shows a high instance of monkeypox among people who are HIV positive. Above: a finger prick test for an HIV test. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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A high rate of monkeypox cases occur in people with HIV. Here are 3 theories why

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Physician Assistant Susan Eng-Na, right, administers a monkeypox vaccine during a vaccination clinic in New York. New cases are starting to decline in New York and some other U.S. cities. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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The monkeypox outbreak may be slowing in the U.S., but health officials urge caution

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When did human bodies evolve to sweat? We don't know exactly when

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The new booster shot would be an update to Pfizer's current version of the shot, which was designed for the original strain of the coronavirus. Nam Y. Huh/AP hide caption

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In many places, there's still a major shortage of monkeypox vaccines. A plan to stretch the U.S. supply could help get shots into arms more quickly, but it's also untested and introduces new challenges. Richard Vogel/AP hide caption

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The new U.S. monkeypox vaccine strategy offers more doses — and uncertainty

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Facing a monkeypox vaccines shortage, the U.S. is pursuing a new dosing strategy

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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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