Yuki Noguchi Yuki Noguchi is a correspondent on the Science Desk based out of NPR's headquarters in Washington, D.C.
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Yuki Noguchi

Correspondent, Science Desk

Yuki Noguchi is a correspondent on the Science Desk based out of NPR's headquarters in Washington, D.C. She started covering consumer health in the midst of the pandemic, reporting on everything from vaccination and racial inequities in access to health, to cancer care, obesity and mental health.

Since joining NPR in 2008, Noguchi has also covered a range of business and economic news, with a special focus on the workplace — anything that affects how and why we work. In recent years, she has covered the rise of the contract workforce, the #MeToo movement, the Great Recession and the subprime housing crisis. In 2011, she covered the earthquake and tsunami in her parents' native Japan. Her coverage of the impact of opioids on workers and their families won a 2019 Gracie Award and received First Place and Best In Show in the radio category from the National Headliner Awards. She also loves featuring offbeat topics, and has eaten insects in service of journalism.

Noguchi started her career as a reporter, then an editor, for The Washington Post.

Noguchi grew up in St. Louis, inflicts her cooking on her two boys and has a degree in history from Yale.

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The History Of Vaccine Passports In The U.S. And What's New

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Dialysis clinics are often located in areas that are underserved by other forms of health care. And many already vaccinate their patients against other illnesses. Bruno Maccanti Pescador/Getty Images hide caption

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Dialysis Centers An Efficient Option To Vaccinate Quickly And Reach Minority Groups

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The New Campaign To Remedy COVID-19 Vaccine Doubt Within Black Communities Online

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Sharp, 'Off The Charts' Rise In Alcoholic Liver Disease Among Young Women

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CDC Issues Guidance For People Who Received COVID-19 Vaccine

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At a Kedren Community Health Center vaccine clinic in South Central Los Angeles this month, 89-year-old Cecilia Onwytalu (center) signals she's more than ready to get her immunization against COVID-19. Apu Gomes/Getty Images hide caption

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Race Versus Time: Targeting Vaccine To The Most Vulnerable Is No Speedy Task

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Nurse Modesta Littleman vaccinates patient Peter Sulewski in late January, on the first day of vaccinations at a clinic run by Health Care for the Homeless in Baltimore. Yuki Noguchi/NPR hide caption

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Vaccinating Homeless Patients Against COVID-19: 'All Bets Are Off'

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A Look At The Federal Plans To Administer Vaccines Through Retail Pharmacies

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The Unique Hurdles Of Vaccinating People Experiencing Homelessness

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Thousands Of Pharmacies Prepare To Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines

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Regulations, supplies and public outreach for vaccinations vary by area. NPR wants to hear about your experiences trying to get a vaccine for yourself or someone else, including some of the challenges you're facing. David Ryder/Getty Images hide caption

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A technician adjusts the oxygen tanks for medical use at a Columbia University field hospital in April of 2020. The surging waves of cases of COVID-19 around the U.S. have led to shifting surges in demand by hospitals for extra oxygen. Frank Franklin II/AP hide caption

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Oxygen Industry Scrambles To Keep U.S. Patients With COVID-19 Breathing

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