2016 Kathleen Foley Journalist Award
Rachel Rabkin Peachman
Rachel Rabkin Peachman is a journalist specializing in health, psychology, nutrition, and parenting. With nearly 20 years of experience, she's written for publications such as The New York Times, The Atlantic, Consumer Reports, Family Circle, Glamour, Health, Pacific Standard, Women's Health, Prevention, and Parents. Peachman spent the first half of her career in Manhattan as a health editor at magazines such as Family Circle, Parents, and Healthy Living. In 2001 she was a fellow of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, and in 2002 she earned a master's degree in science journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She now lives in New Jersey with her husband and two daughters.
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.