2013 Kathleen M. Foley Journalist Award
U.S. News and World Report
Michelle Andrews writes the weekly "Insuring Your Health" column for the Washington Post and Kaiser Health News, and is former senior writer at U.S. News & World Report and SmartMoney magazines.
Andrews has been writing about health care and health policy for more than a decade. Her work has appeared frequently in the New York Times, where she wrote the "Money and Medicine" column, as well as in Money, National Geographic, Travel & Leisure, Fortune Small Business, Women’s Health, Glamour, Self, Prevention and Reader’s Digest magazines, among others.
She is a former National Magazine Awards finalist, Andrews received the 2010 award for explanatory journalism from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers for a Money magazine cover story on health reform, which she co-authored.
The award is named for Dr. Foley in recognition of her contributions to furthering professional and public understanding about the need for effective cancer and end-of-life pain management. She is an attending neurologist for the Pain and Palliative Care Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York and director of the Project on Death in America sponsored by the Open Society Institute.