Jennifer Adaeze Okwerekwu is a first-year resident in psychiatry and a columnist for STAT. She received her MD from the University of Virginia in the spring of 2016. Jennifer is passionate about exploring the intersection between medicine and media. She worked as a medical student producer for "The Dr. Oz Show" and as an intern for CNN's medical unit, Radio Disney, and the Kaiser Family Foundation Health Reporting Program. Jennifer graduated from Harvard University in 2010 where she majored in visual and environmental studies (film studies) and minored in health policy. In 2011, she received a Master of Science in narrative medicine from Columbia University.
Jennifer’s Recent Stories
Politics Nov 06In the hospital on Election Day? You can still vote. Here’s how
Illness, disability and hospital stays are major contributing factors to a person's ability to vote.
Science Mar 21Is this mutation causing your teenager’s anxiety?
After examining the brains of more than 1,000 subjects, scientists spot a single mutation that may predispose some teenagers for extra anxiety.
Health Mar 15When a patient threatens to shoot, how does a doctor respond?
A medical student recalls an experience with a racist patient, while two new studies outline how doctors react to difficult encounters.